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Austinuts Wholesale, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachio Kernel Products

Contact:
Ramiro Sanchez
(800) 404-6887 ext. 215

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 19, 2010 - Manor, Texas - AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. is issuing this voluntary recall of pistachio kernel products due to a recall that was issued by it's supplier California Delights, Inc. California Delights, Inc issued a recall for two shipments of pistachio kernels received by AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. in July 2010 due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella. AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for the following products with the corresponding lot numbers:

s         Pistachio Kernels – Raw or Salted

o        Only lot numbers ending with "SE" with packing codes of P1860 through P2080
(LOT NUMBERS MUST END IN "SE")

s         Deluxe Nut Mix, Salted

o        Only lot number P187013201AW through P207013201AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1870 AND P2070)

s         Gourmet Nut Mix, Salted

o        Only lot number P195014401AW through P201014401AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1950 AND P2010)

The Pistachio Kernels, Deluxe Nut Mix and Gourmet Nut Mix were only distributed in Texas. Retailers have been advised to remove all of the products with the corresponding lot numbers from store shelves. Consumers having any of these products are urged to destroy them or return them to store where product was purchased.

NO OTHER AUSTINUTS' PRODUCTS ARE PART OF THIS RECALL. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection to the above products. This voluntary recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution due to possible Salmonella contaminated ingredients.

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.

Consumers with any other recall questions may contact AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. (800) 404-6887 ext. 215. (Mon – Thu 8am – 4pm & Fri 8am- 2pm.) Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor immediately.

For more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit FDA’s Website at www.fda.gov.

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