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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Voluntarily Recalls Fresh & Easy Chili Lemon Flavored Pistachios Due To Possible Health Risk


Brendan Wonnacott
Office: 916-554-3466   Cell: 310-384-3833


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- EL SEGUNDO, CA -- April 7, 2009 --- In response to the expanded recall of pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., on April 6th, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. is voluntarily recalling all date codes of fresh&easyT Chili & Lemon Flavored Pistachios due to a potential contamination with Salmonella.

Product may be returned to Fresh & Easy for full refund; no illnesses have been reported.

As a precaution, Fresh & Easy originally removed this product from sale on March 30th pending the outcome of the FDA and California Department of Public Health investigation. This is the only fresh&easyT product that contains pistachios from Setton Farms. No other fresh&easyT branded products are included in this recall.

Product DescriptionBarcodeDates Affected
fresh&easyT Chili Lemon Flavored Pistachios5051379000486All Date Codes

This recalled product was sold in Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores located in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Customers may return the empty container or the receipt to any Fresh & Easy store for a full refund. Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact the Fresh & Easy 24-hour toll free number 1 (800) 648-8622.

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.

Visit http://www.fda.gov/pistachios for information on all related recalls.


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