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Recall -- Firm Press Release

 

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John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Raw Shelled Pistachio Products and Products Containing Raw Shelled Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk

 

Contact: Michael Valentine, CFO
(847) 214-4509

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ELGIN, IL – April 8, 2009 – John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. (Nasdaq: JBSS) announced today that, as a precautionary measure, it is expanding its voluntary recall of pistachio products to include raw shelled pistachio products and products containing raw shelled pistachios, which are listed below. The items listed below contain in whole or in part raw shelled pistachios which were supplied by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., and they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

To date, the Company has received one confirmed report of illness. Evidence relating these items to the illness is inconclusive. However, as a precautionary measure these items are voluntarily recalled. Consumers who have recently 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.

The Company has requested the customers who have received the items listed below to remove the recalled items from their stores and other outlets and notify their customers that the items listed below have been recalled.

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.

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.

Item Description:

The following Archer Farms raw mixed nut items contain raw shelled pistachio kernels. These items have been distributed nationwide in Target Stores.

JBSS ITEM CODE

UPC NO.

BRAND

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

UNIT WT.

UM

Best By Date

03849

0 85239 08268Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED2.25ozBEST BY 09 JUL 2009 HO2

03849

0 85239 08268Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED2.25ozBEST BY 09 OCT 2009 HO2

 

      

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 16 SEP 2009 GJ1

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 26 SEP 2009 GJ1

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 07 OCT 2009 GJ1

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 08 OCT 2009 GJ1

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 25 NOV 2009 GJ2

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 29 DEC 2009 GJ1

07343

0 85239 08508Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED11.25ozBEST BY 19 JAN 2010 GA1

 

      

07376

0 85239 08119Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED30.00ozBEST BY 27 OCT 2009 GK1

07376

0 85239 08119Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED30.00ozBEST BY 27 OCT 2009 GK2

07376

0 85239 08119Archer FarmsRAW MIXED NUTS UNSALTED30.00ozBEST BY 20 NOV 2009 GK1

 

The following bulk unbranded item of 5 lb. Pistachio Kernels Whole were shipped to the distribution centers of various foodservice distributors located in CA, IL, MN, NJ, NV OH, OK, PA and TX.

JBSS ITEM CODE

UPC NO.

BRAND

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

UNIT WT.

UM

Lot no. or Date Code

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

8276KU7A

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

BEST BY 10/3/09 HF1

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

BEST BY 12/18/09 GN1

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

8353SB8B

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

8365SB8C

70542

0 00 70690 46019Bulk UnbrandedPISTACHIO KER WHOLE5.00

lb

9012SB8D

The following item of 32 oz. Fisher Natural Pistachio Kernels were shipped to the distribution centers of various foodservice distributors located in CA, GA, IL, NC, NY, OH, SC, TX and VA.

JBSS ITEM CODE

UPC NO.

BRAND

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

UNIT WT.

UM

Lot no. or Date Code

91659

0 70690
91659
FisherNATURAL PISTACHIO
KERNELS
32.00

oz

BEST BY 12/16/09
R1

The following item of Fisher 25 lb. bulk Pistachio Kernel Whole was sold to various distributors and food processors located in AR, IL, KS, KY, MN, OH, TX and WI.

JBSS ITEM CODE

UPC NO.

BRAND

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

UNIT WT.

UM

Lot no. or Date Code

725760 00 70690 46106Fisher BulkPISTACHIO KERNEL WHL

25.00

lb

8280FH7A

725760 00 70690 46106Fisher BulkPISTACHIO KERNEL WHL

25.00

lb

8296FH7O

725760 00 70690 46106Fisher BulkPISTACHIO KERNEL WHL

25.00

lb

8343SB8A

725760 00 70690 46106Fisher BulkPISTACHIO KERNEL WHL

25.00

lb

9005SB8C

Additional recalled roasted inshell pistachio items and associated Best By dates and lot numbers were provided by the John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. in previous recall announcements dated March 31, 2009, April 1, 2009, April 6, 2009 and April 7, 2009.

Contact for Consumers:

Consumers and customers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 874-8734 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

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