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Recall -- Firm Press Release


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


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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 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 bulk items of Fisher Brand Bulk 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 the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The Company has requested the customers listed below to remove the recalled items from their stores and notify their customers that the items listed below have been recalled.

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.


The following item has been distributed to Fresh Wind Golden Produce Stores in Madison, WI, to Elkader General Store in Elkader, IA and in John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. outlet stores located in IL.







Lot Number 



1 00 72261 94203  


Nat Calif. Pistachios 25#





Additional recalled Fisher roasted inshell pistachio items and recalled Best By dates and lot numbers were provided in the March 31, 2009 recall announcement from John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc.

Contact for Consumers:

Consumers and customers 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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