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Klein's Naturals Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Various Pistachio Products Due To Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 30, 2009 - Klein’s Naturals of Brooklyn, 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.
The 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.
UPC CODE/ITEM NUMBER
BEST USE BY DATES
|Roasted Unsalted Pistachios||7 oz. container||7 40312 10201 5||9-1-2009 through 4-6-2010|
|Roasted Salted Pistachios||7 oz. container||7 40312 10202 2||9-01-2009 through 4-6-2010|
|Unsalted Pistachios||16 oz. jars||7 40312 30201 9||9-1-2009 through 4-6-2010|
|Natural Salted Pistachios||16 oz. jars||7 40312 30202 6||9-1-2009 through 4-6-2010|
No illnesses have been reported to date.
All retail customers who have purchased the items listed above should not consume these products and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.
Consumers with any questions regarding this voluntary recall activity can call the company at 718-499-4299, Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT.