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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Diamond Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of In-Shell Pistachio Item


Media Contact:
Andrew Burke


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- San Francisco, Calif. (April 8, 2009) - Yesterday, Setton Farms of Terra Bella Inc. expanded their voluntary pistachio recall due to potential salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, Diamond Foods, Inc., which sourced 400 cases of pistachios from Setton, decided to voluntarily recall the Emerald in-shell pistachio nut item which was in very limited distribution. Diamond Foods has received no reports of illness related to this product.

The affected product is a single item:




Best Before Dates 

Emerald In-Shell Pistachios2.25 oz103006838930-Jan-10 to 10-Feb-10

The Best Before Date can be found on the back of the package. No other date, package size or flavor is impacted.

Consumers with any product of the date and package size noted above can contact Consumer Affairs at 1-800-952-7771.

Salmonella 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.


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