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H-E-B Expands Recall On Raw Shelled Pistachios

For Immediate Release

December 20, 2016



H-E-B Customer Service


Julie Bedingfield



San Antonio, TX - H-E-B announced today that it has expanded the recall on raw shelled pistachios to include “Fireside Roasted Nut Butter” produced in a limited number of H-E-B stores. The product is being removed because there is potential it could 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 (e.g., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. The original issue was discovered through FDA routine sampling.

There have been no reports of illness to date and all product has been removed from stores.

The recall affects product found in prepackaged plastic containers labeled Fireside Roasted Nut Butter or in-store nut grinders specified for Fireside Roasted Nut Butter.

The expansion of the previous recall only affects:

Fireside Roasted Nut Butter


27009800000 1/1/2017


The recall is limited to the following stores:

5800 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749
12400 W Hwy 71, Bee Cave, TX 78738
6900 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745
2000 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734


5895 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77057
9710 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77055


9238 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78249
1150 North Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78248
23635 Wilderness Oak, San Antonio, TX 78258

Customers who purchased the affected product can return the product to the store for a full refund. Customers with any questions or concerns may contact H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.

About H-E-B

H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 380 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit

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