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King Henry’s Voluntarily Conducts Recall of Pistachios due to Possible Health Risks


King Henry's Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 5, 2009 King Henry's Inc of Valencia, California is voluntarily recalling all Pistachio sold under the King Henry label in 1.5oz, 2.75oz and 4.5oz packages as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This voluntary recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure due to the fact that the in-shell pistachios are being recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometime fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare cases infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

The pistachios were sold from August 10, 2008 to December 1, 2008 to distributors and retail stores throughout the United States. The product is packaged in 1.5oz, 2.75oz and 4.5oz clear packages with UPC codes of 6-10546-35105-6, 6-10546-45104-6, 6-10546-45404-7, 6-10546-45180-0, 6-10546-45480-1, 6-10546-45368-2, 6-10546-45668-3, and 6-10546-50104-8.

The code and best by dates for this recall are:

Mfg. Date in 2008:

Beginning date

Ending Date

Pistachio Roasted and Salted081010081223
Super Size R/s Pistachios081010081230
Garlic Pistachios081010081229
Jalapeno Pistachios081010081230
Best by Dates in 2009:  
Pistachio Roasted and Salted90609112009
Super Size R/s Pistachios90609112009
Garlic Pistachios91309112309
Jalapeno Pistachios90509120109

The above codes and best by dates can be found stamped on the front or back of each clear bag.

As of the date of this release no reports of illness caused by salmonella-tainted pistachios packaged by King Henry's have occurred.

Consumers who have purchased any of King Henrys Pistachios with the above codes or dates my return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with any questions may contact the company at 661-295-5566, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time.


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