For Immediate Release
March 10, 2016
Texas Star Nut and Food Co.
Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. VOLUNTARILY RECALLS the below, Nature’s Eats, Natural Pistachio Kernels, 8oz. – cello bag, with the following lot code because of a possible health risk:
|Brand||Product||Size||Lot Code||Best Buy Date|
|Nature's Eats||Natural Pistachios Kernels||8 oz.||40262001||1/4/2017|
The above product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, 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.
No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product to date.
This product was distributed to Retail Locations in Texas and Louisiana. The product was sold between 1/22/2016 and 2/3/2016. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed product in their possession.
The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by an FDA third party contracted lab which revealed that the Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachio Kernels product contained Salmonella.
The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of natural pistachio kernels.
Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed lot code are urged to not eat or discontinue consuming the potentially affected product and return the product to the retail establishment where they purchased the product from for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday, Central Standard Time.