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Due to a Class I recall by ARO Pistachio, Torn and Glasser, Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2013 -  Torn and Glasser, Inc of Los Angeles, CA  90021 is voluntarily recalling some packaged 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. 

This decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of pistachio products by ARO pistachio (Upgraded from a Class II to a Class I) due to the potential of contamination with Salmonella.  The Torn and Glasser recalled products contain pistachios supplied by the ARO processing plant located in Terra Bella Ca 93270. 

The recalled product was distributed from February 21, 2012 to April 29, 2013 in CA, AZ, and HI.

The following Products and lots are affected:


Torn and Glasser label PISTACHIOS NATURAL, Roasted and Salted

24/8 oz bags

0 72488 15002 7

Lot code: 3402.   Lot code marking can be found on the front label.


Hilo Label

PISTACHIOS NATURAL, Roasted and Salted

12/1 LB  bag

0 72488 11209 4

Lot code: 0923.  Lot code marking can be found on the back corner next to the seal.


Sun Harvest Label

PISTACHIOS NATURAL, Roasted and Salted

24/12 oz Bag

6 46670 30675 4

Best Before Date:04/11/2013 JD:1003 & Best Before Date  04/23/2013 JD:1133.  Lot code marking can be found on the back corner next to the seal.


Sprouts Label


 Roasted and Salted

10 LB Case (12 BAGS)

2 06620 xxxxx x (random weight – UPC is different based on weight)

Best Before Date:02/20/2013 JD:0513 & Best Before Date: 02/25/2013 JD:0563 Lot code marking can be found on the front label.

To date, Torn and Glasser, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on any of these lot numbers. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1-310-605-4900/1-800-282-6887 for information regarding this recall. The phone will be manned from 7am to 3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time) Monday – Friday.


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