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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Superior Nut and Candy is Voluntary Recalling Their Products Containing Pistachios


Enrique Ruvalcaba
(773) 254-7900


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Chicago, IL. - April 14, 2009 --- Superior Nut and Candy. of Chicago, Illinois, manufactured nut products which contain pistachios supplied by Setton Pistachio and also distributed pistachio products purchased from Setton Pistachio. Superior Nut and Candy is voluntary recalling their products containing pistachios because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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 web site at http://www.cdc.gov

The pistachio products were sold and distributed by Superior Nut and Candy nationwide, through email orders, phone orders and faxed orders.

The products under recall are labeled as follows:

BrandProductItemCase / SizeLots
Streit's70233Natural pistachio round tub for Passover12/8 oz0569
Superior64960Raw pistachios in zip-lock bag6/35 oz0629, 3368, 0869, 0779, 3528
Superior98012Natural Pistachio in clear cellophane bag12/1.25 oz0579, 0739, 0659, 0729, 0639
Superior98708Salted Natural Pistachio in clear cellophane bag12/ 2.75 oz0789, 0639, 0649
Superior65002Natural Pistachio in lay-down plastic bag18/16oz0649
Dot's Finer Snacks94968Salted Nat Pistachio in conffetti bag24/5 oz0549,0559, 0839

No illnesses have been reported to us to date.

Superior Nut and Candy became aware of the recall by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, California through recent press releases.

Consumers should quarantine the product until further notice. Consumers with questions may call us at: (773) 254-7900, M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.


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