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GNS Foods Voluntarily Recalls Products Containing Pistachios Associated with Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. National Recall Because of Possible Health Risk


GNS Foods, Inc.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ARLINGTON, TX -- April 10, 2009 - As a follow up to the voluntary recall of pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. on March 30, 2009, GNS Foods, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling certain products as a precautionary measure because of possible Salmonella contamination. This voluntary recall is not related to the peanut / peanut butter recalls.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov. To date, no complaints or illnesses have been reported associated with the products listed below. Consumers who recently have purchased the items listed below should not consume these products and should return them to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement. The Company also is asking its retail customers who sell or have sold any of the products listed below to notify their customers that these items have been recalled.

The items below were sold after November 4th, 2008 through the GNS Foods Retail Outlet and other retail outlets, located in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI.

This voluntary recall involves the following products:

NONESetton Pistachios1582Pistachios(Roasted,25lbFMO#2818L03LgB-2
   Salted, In-Shell)  31293/3058
726093 71513Great Nut Supply71513Pistachios(Roasted,3.0oz56354/3388
 Snacks On Racks Salted, In-Shell)   
 Natalie's Candy Bar     
 Aunt Sally's Gourmet     
726093 86201Great Nut Supply86201Pistachios(Roasted,4.0oz55946/3098
   Salted, In-Shell)  56017/3158
726093 76715Filbert & McIntosh76715All Nut Assortment1.5lb56080/3198
726093 76716Filbert & McIntosh76716Frost.Pecan/NutAstd1.5lb56081/3198
726093 76720Filbert & McIntosh76720All Nut Assortment3.0lb56014/3228
726093 76721Filbert & McIntosh76721Frost.Pecan/NutAstd3.0lb56082/3198
726093 77102Great Nut Supply77102Pistachios(Roasted,16oz56207/3278
 Messina 's Liquors Salted, In-Shell)  56408/3408
 HealthyApproach Mkt     
 Bells Farm To Market     
 Cuban Liquor     
 Toucan Market     
 Centennial Liquor     
726093 77201Great Nut Supply77201Pistachios(Roasted,8oz56510/3488
 Natalie's Candy Bar Salted, In-Shell)   
 HealthyApproach Mkt     
 Grand Market     
NONEAA CU Custom Gift773547 Part Gold Gift Tin1ea56151/3278
NONEPecan Street Sweets773627 Part Gold Gift Tin1ea55704/3228
 Miss King's (w/Pistachios)  56255/3368
NONEPecan Street Sweets77365Middle Gift Tin1ea56293/3368
   (ChAlmond,Cashews,  56457/3448
   Pistachios)  56575/3578
NONEPecan Street Sweets77370NutsAboutYouTrioTin1ea56159/3258
   (PralinePecans,Cash-  56290/3368
NONEPecan Street Sweets773807 Pt Lg Party(White)1ea55738/3348
   Tray (w/Pistachios)  56547/3518
NONEPecan Street Sweets773857 Pt Giant Party(Green)1ea55739/3348
   Tray (w/Pistachios)  56356/3408
NONEBradford Companies77387Red Bag Pistachios10.8oz56360/3398
 Holiday Gift Basket (Roasted,Salted,In-Shell)  56254/3408
726093 89262Pecan Street Sweets892626PT 2# Dlx Party Asst28oz55846/3088
   (w/Pistachios)  Dillard's Price $27.99
000002 59838Spec's Liquor Stores791582TUB Pistachios (Roasted,11.5oz56160/3258
   Salted, In-Shell)  56425/3448
726093 89313SILVER Box Holiday893134Pt Roasters Choice14.8oz55999/3158
   (w/Pistachios)  57182/0559
726093 89222Pecan Street Sweets892224Pt Roasters Choice14.8oz56286/3338

Consumers or customers who have questions about the above recall may contact GNS Foods toll-free at 800-882-6887 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CST Monday through Friday. Additional information is available at www.gnsfoods.com


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