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Powers Candy and Nut Company Initiates Nationwide Recall Of Powers Snack Time Pistachios Because Of Possible Health Risk


Robert Thayer


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 8, 2009 -- Powers Candy and Nut Company of Spokane, Washington is voluntarily recalling 16,000 pounds of Powers Snack Time Pistachios, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The pistachios were packaged using pistachios recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly, 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 Samonella 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.

Powers Snack Time Pistachios were distributed nationwide through convenience and retail grocery stores.

The pistachios were packaged in blue plastic bags with a clear window and the “POWERS SNACK TIME HIGH ENERGY SNACKS Pistachios” label.

Package Label

UPC Code


Best By date

Powers Snack Time High Energy Snacks Pistachios41373-014153.0 oz11-07-08 thru 04-02-09
Powers Snack Time High Energy Snacks Pistachios41373-016114.5 oz11-07-08 thru 04-02-09

No known illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this product. The recall was initiated after it was determined that the pistachio product was packaged using pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. Powers Candy and Nut Company has informed FDA of its actions and is fully cooperating with the agency.

Information on what consumers should do with product and where they can get additional information is 1-509-489-1955 extension 111 Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT.


Photos: Product Label

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