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International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

For Immediate Release

February 12, 2016



Customer Service


International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products due to Possible Salmonella Risk. Salmonella is an organism that 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 can 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.

The products were distributed to food service and retail stores nationally.

The affected products can be identified by:

ProductIFS Lot NumberWeightBest by DateUPC
Bulk Raw Whole Pistachio 80% VP76114 (Sam International Lot# 102914)30 LBS Boxes4/29/16N/A
Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels792495 oz Bags08/10/16790429241428
IFS Club Bag Pistachio Raw Shelled 80% Wholes786343 LBS Bags7/16/16790429243026
IFS Web Bulk Pistachio - Shelled 80% Whole7899830 LBS Boxes07/30/16790429239630

There are no reported illnesses in connection with this product.

This was brought to our attention by FDA after their contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 retail 5oz bags of Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels, Lot 79249. As a precaution, additional products are being recalled as they may be contaminated since they were packed from the master lot that came to our facility. We are working closely with FDA to determine the cause of this situation.

Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 973-361-7044, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.


Product Photos

  • 3lb Raw shelled pistachios
  • 5 oz Raw Pistachio Kernels
  • 30 lb bulk shelled pistachios
  • Valued Natural Retail Label
  • 30lbs raw whole pistachios

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