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Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Island Snacks Recalls Chile Lemon Pistachios Because Of Possible Health Risk


Alin Barak
714 994 1228


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- April 16, 2009 --- Island Snacks of Buena Park, CA is recalling Chile Lemon Pistachios, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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.

Chile Lemon Pistachios were distributed throughout CA, FL, TN, GA, NV, WV, CO, KY, NY, AL, and the USVI through retail stores. The product, under the brand name Island Snacks, is in a yellow snack bag, 4.25oz, with the UPC 40129-20110-0 and Expiration Date May 2010. Consumers can find the Expiration Date on the back of the bag.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the Chile Lemon Pistachios are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-714-994-1228 Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm PST.


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