For Immediate Release
December 14, 2016
ConsumersH-E-B Customer Service
San Antonio, TX - H-E-B announced today that it has issued a recall for both bulk and packaged raw shelled pistachios. The product is being removed because there is potential it could 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.The issue was discovered through FDA routine sampling.
There have been no reports of illness to date and all product has been removed from stores.
The recall affects product found in prepackaged plastic containers containing raw pistachios with either labels reading Shelled Pistachios or Central Market Shelled Pistachios as well as pistachios found in the bulk section with SunRidge Farms labels reading: Women’s Vitality Mix, Pistachio Nuts and Dark Chocolate Pistachios.
The recall affects product sold in H-E-B and Central Market Texas stores including the following:
|PRODUCT||UPC||BEST BY DATE|
|Central Market Shelled Pistachios||198300006||1/1/2017|
|PRODUCT||UPC||PURCHASED ON OR AFTER|
|SRF Women's Vitality Mix||2706100000||5/15/2016|
|Pistachio Meats Raw Shelled||2702890000||5/15/2016|
|Dark Chocolate Pistachios||2705350000||5/15/2016|
|PPK SRF Women's Vitality Mix||2869780000||5/15/2016|
Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.
H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 380 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.