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Indian Groceries & Spices, Inc Issues Voluntary Recall of Raw Pistachio Kernels
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Skokie, IL – April 15, 2009 - Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc. expanded their voluntary pistachio recall due to potential Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, Indian Groceries & Spices, Inc., which sourced 50 cases of pistachios from Setton, decided to voluntarily recall the raw pistachio kernel item, recalling our shipments which sold in Illinois, Florida, South Carolina, Ohio and Indiana from October 2008, to March 31, 2009.
Indian Groceries & Spices Inc has received no reports of illness related to this product.
The affected product was packaged and sold under the following three items:
|Product||Size||UPC||No batch no.|
|Nirav Raw Pistachio Kernels||Nirav brand 7 oz and|
14 oz plastic bags
|7 oz: 0 24433 01028 3|
14 oz:0 24433 01029 0
|Setton Raw Pistachio Kernels||Setton bulk 25 lb boxes||Item 907||2458 through 3668|
0019 through 0849
Consumers with any product of the package sizes noted above can contact Indian Groceries & Spices Consumer Affairs at 847-674-2480.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.