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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Torn & Glasser Recalls Pistachio Products Because of Possible Health Risk

 

Contact:
Jason Anderson
(213) 593-5125

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 21, 2009 – Torn & Glasser of Los Angeles, CA is recalling various products containing pistachios because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These recalled pistachios, supplied by Setton Pistachio, were distributed to Torn & Glasser. Setton Pistachio has initiated a recall of pistachios for its entire 2008 crop as it continues to investigate the potential for its pistachios to be contaminated by Salmonella. In light of these developments Torn & Glasser is undertaking this recall.

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 serious illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This product was distributed through wholesalers and cash customer sales. These were sold in CA, AZ, CO, TX, MO, MD, PA, HI, UT, NJ,NE, NV, NM, OK, IL and LA.

Cartons bearing Torn & Glasser case labels sold between September 01, 2008 and April 8, 2009 with Julian codes between 2448 and 3658 and 0019 and 0979 included in the recall are as follows:

Item Code

Description/ Pack Size

360-003PISTACHIOS R/S SHELLED 25 LB
360-005PISTACHIOS DRY R/S SHELLED 25 LB
360-020PISTACHIOS R/NOSALT SHELLED 25 LB
360-025PISTACHIOS R/NOSALT SHELLED 5 LB
360-040PISTACHIOS R/S SHELLED 5 LB
360-082PISTACHIOS RAW SHELLED 12/8 OZ
360-085PISTACHIOS RAW SHELLED 25 LB
360-090PISTACHIOS RAW SHELLED 5 LB PRODUCT OF U.S.A.
360-095PISTACHIOS SHELLED 6/10 (4 LB. EA.)
360-130PISTACHIOS TAMARI (ASIAN FLAVOR) 25 LB
460-025PISTACHIOS JALAPENO 25 LB
460-029PISTACHIOS R/NOSALT 12/1 LB
460-030PISTACHIOS NATURAL 12/10 OZ CANS
460-040PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 5 LB
460-050PISTACHIOS NATURAL CAN 10 OZ
460-065PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/NOSALT 25 LB
460-080PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 6/5 LB (18/20 CT)
460-084PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 12/1 LB
460-100PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 24/1 LB
460-120PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 24/8 OZ
460-125PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 25 LB 21/25 CT
460-145PISTACHIOS NATL R/S SPECL PKG 25
460-145PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S SPECIAL 25 LB
460-147PISTACHIOS R/S 12 /4 OZ. ZIPLOCK BAGS
460-155PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S 25 LB 18/20 CT
460-175PISTACHIOS RAW IN SHELL 25 LB
460-230PISTACHIOS RED 24/1 LB
460-245PISTACHIOS RED 24/8 OZ
460-250PISTACHIOS RED 25 LB
460-305PISTACHIOS CHILI LEMON 12/1 LB
460-310PISTACHIOS CHILI LEMON 25 LB
460-330PISTACHIOS GARLIC 25 LB
690-215GOURMET NUT SELECTION 9/3
720-240TRAIL MIX DELUXE 12/1 LB
720-740TRAIL MIX RAW DELUXE 25 LB
SC460-145PISTACHIOS NATURAL R/S SPECIAL 36/4 OZ BAGS

No illnesses have been reported to date for this product.

Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed above should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a refund or replacement.

For items purchased directly through Torn & Glasser, please set the product on "HOLD" and check with your Torn & Glasser salesperson for next steps in regard to disposition product, returns and credit issuance. For further questions pertaining to this recall, please contact Torn & Glasser (213) 593-5125 between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST).

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