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John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Archer Farms Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk


Contact: Michael Valentine,
CFO (847) 214-4509


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ELGIN, IL –ELGIN, IL – April 7, 2009 – As a result of the expansion of the voluntary recall of roasted shelled and inshell pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. on April 6, 2009 to include all 2008 crop pistachio products that it has shipped to date, John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. (Nasdaq: JBSS) announced today that it is expanding its voluntary recall of packaged items of Archer Farms Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios, which are listed below, as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

To date, the Company has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses in connection with the items listed below.

Consumers who have recently purchased the items listed below should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

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. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.

Item Description:

The following packaged items have been distributed nationwide under the Archer Farms Brand exclusively in Target retail stores.







Best By Date

069660 85239 71551Archer FarmsROASTED PISTACHIOS salted


ozBEST BY 28 JU 2009 HP1
073770 85239 80350Archer Farmsheart healthy ROASTED PISTACHIOS salted


ozBEST BY 04 MAR 2010 GK2

Additional recalled Archer Farms roasted pistachio items and recalled Best By dates were provided in the April 2, 2009 and April 6, 2009 recall announcements from John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc.

Contact for Consumers:

Consumers, who have questions about the above recalled items, may contact Target Guest Relations toll-free at (800) 316-6151. Additionally, consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 874-8734 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time.


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