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Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Nationwide Precautionary Recall Alert Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts containing Pistachios


Christine Epperson, President


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Wakefield, VA – April 17, 2009 –Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Gourmet Deluxe Mixed Nuts which contain Pistachios. This is in response to the expanded recall of pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., on April 6, 2009 due to a potential contamination with Salmonella.
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 go to http://www.cdc.gov.

The Virginia Diner has not received any reports of illness or injury regarding these products.

The recall applies only to the Deluxe Mixed Nuts listed below. The recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner or Galloway’s Original branded products.

UPC Code 


Package Type 


Lot Codes

0 85582 06111 310 ozCanVirginia Diner - Classic102008-033109
0 85582 01635 920 ozCanVirginia Diner - Classic102008-033109
0 85582 01640 320 ozCanVirginia Diner - Holiday102008-033109
0 85582 03020 120 ozCanGalloway’s Original102008-033109
0 85582 03117 810 ozCanGalloway’s Original102008-033109
0 85582 06123 616 ozBag Virginia Diner102008-033109
0 85582 07025 220 ozCanVirginia Diner - Silver102008-033109
0 85582 07028 310 ozCanVirginia Diner - Silver102008-033109
 7 2251512096 610 ozCanJoe's Market102008-033109
 0 7243102004 920 ozCanLund's & Byerly's102008-033109
 0 4141510433 420 ozCanPublix Supermarket102008-033109
 0 8558209661 010 ozCanSam's Wine & Spirit102008-033109

Some of these items may have been purchased within combination gift packs.

These Mixed Nuts were sold and distributed nationwide, via the Internet, email, mail, phone and faxed orders. The Virginia Diner, Inc. is asking wholesalers to remove the potentially impacted Mixed Nuts from retail store shelves. Consumers should return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers with questions should contact the Virginia Diner at 757-899-6213, M-F, 9am to 5pm EDT for further instructions.


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