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Sendik's Food Markets Issues Voluntary Recall on Pistachios


Paul Voeller


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Milwaukee ,WI -- April 7, 2009 -- Sendik’s Food Markets is issuing a voluntary recall of all repackaged roasted in-shell pistachios and roasted shelled pistachios with UPC’s that begin with any of the following(2-03030-, 2-03310-, 2-03311-, 2-00431-, 2-00190-).  These packages that were sold in Sendik’s Food Markets in the Milwaukee, WI area may contain pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., who are currently recalling pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella.  The packages used for these pistachios are a clear, rectangular plastic clamshell type container. The weights of these packages of pistachios are approximately 8 oz or 16 oz.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety of our customers, potentially contaminated product has been removed from our store shelves” said Paul Voeller, Sendik’s Director of Store Development.  “To date, there have been no reported cases of illness.”
Customers who have purchased any of the products in question may return the pistachios to their local store for a full refund. 

Sendik’s customers with additional questions may call Paul Voeller at 414-964-9525 or email us at corporate@sendiksmarket.com.”

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.


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