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Nassau Candy is Voluntarily Recalling Various Pistachio Products

Contact:
Maria Adames
(516) 433-7100 ext 297

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Hicksville, NY -- April 14, 2009 --- Nassau Candy Of Hicksville, NY is voluntarily recalling various pistachio products as a precautionary measure because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall action is being taken due to the expanded recall activities for the 2008 crop of In-Shell Pistachios distributed by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. in Terra Bella, California.

Salmonella is an organism, which 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. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov

These recalled products were distributed nationwide through retail stores and wholesale customers. Specific product information, including Item Number, Pack Size, Packaging Type, and code information can be found in detail on the chart below.

Item / SKU # 

Item 

Pack / Size  Weight 

UPC CODE 

920

BULK  - California Natural Pistachios Super Select

6.25 lb / 4 case

 

6 1864500920 5

923

BULK California Red Pistachios ** House **

6.25 lb / 4 case

 

6 1864500923 6

968

BULK - California Natural Pistachios N/S

6.25 lb / 4 case

 

6 1864500968 7

8920

Sheila's Delights Brand Pistachios

8 oz

6 1864508920 7

10325

Linens & Things,  Culver Ridge Brand Natural Salted Pistachios

24.75 oz

6 1864510325 5

No illnesses have been reported to date.

All retail customers who have purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

Consumers with any questions regarding this voluntary recall activity can call 516-433-7100 during the hours of 8 am – 4:30 pm EDT.

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