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Ashdon Farms Voluntary Recall of Girl Scouts Pistachios Containing Pistachios Recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.


William Womack


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Waukesha, WI – April 9, 2008 - Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI, announced a voluntary recall involving certain code dates of 7.5 oz Girl Scouts Pistachios packed in pop top cans. This recall is in response to the voluntary recall of pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. on April 6, 2009 as a result of possible Salmonella contamination.

Product involved in the recall is 7.5 oz Girl Scouts Pistachios packed in pop top cans. Affected product will have a code date beginning with 8264A6, 8266B6, 8297A6, 8297B6 or 8318A6 on the bottom of the can. Only products with these codes are affected. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product.

Product was distributed by Girl Scout Councils as part of fundraising efforts. With the exception of product distributed in Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana in March 2009, all of the product was distributed between October and early December 2008. The 2008 product was distributed by Girl Scout Councils in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

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 Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Consumers that have product with the above code dates should not consume the product. For additional information contact Ashdon Farms at 800-274-3666 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Central time Monday through Friday.


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