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John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Issues a Correction to the Press Release Dated April 2, 2009 for the Recall of Four Varieties of Archer Farms Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk


Michael Valentine
(847) 214-4509


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- ELGIN, IL – April 6, 2009 – On April 2, 2009, John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc.(Nasdaq JBSS) issued a press release as a follow up to the voluntary recall of roasted shelled and inshell pistachios announced by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. on March 31, 2009 announcing that it was expanding its voluntary recall of packaged items to include Archer Farms Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios as a precautionary measure because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The list of items and corresponding Best By Dates in the April 2, 2009 press release contained an error.

The following item and corresponding Best By Code included in the April 2, 2009 press release:

073770 85239
Archer Farmsheart healthy ROASTED PISTACHIOS
24.00ozBEST BY 03 OCT 2009

has been corrected as set forth below:

073770 85239
Archer Farmsheart healthy ROASTED PISTACHIOS
24.00ozBEST BY 30 OCT 2009 GK2

Consumers who have recently purchased the item listed above should not consume this product and should return it to the store of purchase for a full refund or replacement.

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, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov

Contact for Consumers:
Consumers who have questions about the above recalled items may contact Target Guest Relations toll-free at (800) 316-6151. Additionally, consumers may direct their questions regarding the recalled items to John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Customer Service toll-free at (800) 874-8734 Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time.


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