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The Nuthouse, Los Angeles, Conducts Voluntarily Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risks


Donald Presant


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- May 08, 2009 -- THE NUTHOUSE of LOS ANGELES, CA is voluntarily recalling 5 lb bags and 5 lb boxes of pistachios as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure due to the fact that Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. has recalled roasted & salted in-shell pistachios.

Salmonella is 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, 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 repacked pistachios were sold from August 10, 2008 through December 31, 2008, at the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in California either in unlabeled brown plastic lined paper bags or white cardboard boxes with plastic inner liners.

As of the date of this release, no reports of illness have been reported.

Consumers with questions or who have purchased the in-shell roasted and salted 5 lb bags or boxes of pistachios from The Nuthouse may contact The firm at 213.623.2541 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM pacific time.


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