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Gurley's Foods, Inc. Issues a Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Mountain Country Brand Garlic Pistachios


Jerry Platt


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Willmar, MN -- April 8, 2009 --- Gurley's Foods, Inc., of Willmar, Minnesota announced today a voluntary recall of some lots of Mountain Country brand 1.99 Garlic Pistachios and Mountain Country brand no price Garlic Pistachios due to possible contamination with the Salmonella organism. The recall is a precautionary measure due to the recall expansion of Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

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 instances, 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.

Lots included in the recall are as follows:

Mountain Country 1.99 package Garlic Pistachios (UPC 0-77449-50095-8) 2.75 oz. code 2-25-10 F.

Mountain Country no price Garlic Pistachios (UPC 0-77449-50095-8) 2.75 oz. codes: 2-24-10 F, 2-25-10 F.

Products are sold primarily in convenience stores and distributed in the following states: CO, WY, CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, UT, AZ, PA, OK, and NJ.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased any of these packaged products should return them to the place of purchase or discard them. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-426-7845. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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