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