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Texas Star Nut & Food Company is Expanding the Recall on Natural Pistachio Kernels and Products Containing Pistachio Kernels, Which Were Previously Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Texas Star Nut & Food Company is Expanding the Recall on Natural Pistachio Kernels and Products Containing Pistachio Kernels, Which Were Previously Voluntarily Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
March 14, 2016
FDA Publish Date:
December 01, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Company Name:
Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc.
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Nature's Eats, Southern Grove, Fresh Choice
Product Description:
Product Description
Pistachios and mixes containing pistachios

Company Announcement

Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands the previous Recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include the following items and Best by Dates:

BRANDDESCRIPTIONSIZEUPCBEST BY DATES
Fresh ChoiceSurvivor Mix4.75oz0-39759-17030-69/11/2016 - 1/13/2017
Southern GroveSurvival Mix10oz0-41498-21118-98/27/2016 - 2/2/2017
Southern GroveGo Raw8oz0-41498-21123-38/17/2016 - 9/14/2016
Nature's EatsNatural Pistachios8oz8-32112-00271-58/3/2016 - 1/14/2017
Nature's EatsSurvivor Mix10oz8-32112-00345-39/3/2016 - 1/18/2017
Nature's EatsHill Country Ramblin'15oz8-32112-00364-48/14/2016 - 2/1/2017
Nature's EatsAustin's Nutty All-Terrain12oz8-32112-00371-28/21/2016 - 1/28/2017
Nature's EatsAlmond & Pistachio Duo6oz8-32112-00380-49/8/2016 - 2/8/2017
Nature's EatsSimply Go Raw8oz8-32112-00383-58/13/2016 -1/25/2017
 

The product 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.

No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product at this time.

The above listed products, were distributed to Retailers nationwide. These products were sold between 8/13/2015 and 2/24/2016.

The company has ceased the distribution of all of the above products containing pistachio kernels. The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by a FDA third party contracted lab which revealed that the Nature's Eats Natural Pistachio Kernels product contained Salmonella.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products and best by dates are urged to discontinue consuming the potentially affected product and may return product to the retail location for a refund. Consumers with concerns or questions should contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 from 8:30am to 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.

Original Press Release

Consumers

1-844-571-5555

Media

Pam Ritz
512-658-9940