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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. Conducts Nationwide Recall Of Pistachio Products Made With Setton Pistachios Because Of Possible Risk To Health

 

Contact:
David R. Cooper
219-942-1877 ext. 240

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Merrillville, IN -- 4/10/09 ---

Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. of Merrillville, Indiana manufactures nut products which contain pistachios supplied by Setton Pistachio and also distributes pistachio products purchased from Setton Pistachio. Albanese is voluntary recalling their products containing pistachios because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.

The pistachio products were sold and distributed by Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. nationwide, through email orders, phone orders and faxed orders.

The products under recall are labeled as follows:

Shelled Pistachios R/S, net wt. 25 lbs., Albanese Confectionary Group, Merrillville, IN (no UPC code). [note: R/S means roasted and salted]

Shelled Pistachios R/NS, net wt. 25 lbs., Albanese Confectionary Group, Merrillville, IN (no UPC code). [note: R/NS means roasted, no salt]

Deluxe Mix Nuts salt, net wt. 30 lbs., Albanese Confectionary Group, Merrillville, IN (no UPC code).

Deluxe Mix Nuts, R&NS, net wt. 30 lbs., Albanese Confectionary Group, Merrillville, IN (no UPC code).

Any Albanese shipping boxes containing bulk bags of shelled raw pistachios; large red pistachios, roasted and salted and/or naturally roasted and salted pistachios.

The lot codes under recall are lot 8246 through 9098.

No illnesses have been reported to us to date.

Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. became aware of the recall by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, California through recent press releases.

Consumers should quarantine the product until further notice. Consumers with questions may call us at 219-942-1877, M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

 

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