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Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Nationwide Precautionary Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios
Christine Epperson, President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wakefield, VA – April 17, 2009 –Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts which contain Pistachios. This is in response to the expanded recall of pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., on April 6, 2009 due to a potential contamination with Salmonella.
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 go to http://www.cdc.gov.
The Virginia Diner has not received any reports of illness or injury regarding these products.
The recall applies only to the Deluxe Mixed Nuts listed below. The recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner or Galloway’s Original branded products.
|0 85582 06111 3||10 oz||Can||Virginia Diner - Classic||102008-033109|
|0 85582 01635 9||20 oz||Can||Virginia Diner - Classic||102008-033109|
|0 85582 01640 3||20 oz||Can||Virginia Diner - Holiday||102008-033109|
|0 85582 03020 1||20 oz||Can||Galloway’s Original||102008-033109|
|0 85582 03117 8||10 oz||Can||Galloway’s Original||102008-033109|
|0 85582 06123 6||16 oz||Bag||Virginia Diner||102008-033109|
|0 85582 07025 2||20 oz||Can||Virginia Diner - Silver||102008-033109|
|0 85582 07028 3||10 oz||Can||Virginia Diner - Silver||102008-033109|
|7 2251512096 6||10 oz||Can||Joe's Market||102008-033109|
|0 7243102004 9||20 oz||Can||Lund's & Byerly's||102008-033109|
|0 4141510433 4||20 oz||Can||Publix Supermarket||102008-033109|
|0 8558209661 0||10 oz||Can||Sam's Wine & Spirit||102008-033109|
Some of these items may have been purchased within combination gift packs.
These Mixed Nuts were sold and distributed nationwide, via the Internet, email, mail, phone and faxed orders. The Virginia Diner, Inc. is asking wholesalers to remove the potentially impacted Mixed Nuts from retail store shelves. Consumers should return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions should contact the Virginia Diner at 757-899-6213, M-F, 9am to 5pm EDT for further instructions.