American Gourmet Recalls American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016
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American Gourmet of Vista, CA is recalling American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. American Gourmet was informed by its Pistachio supplier to initiate a voluntary recall. Salmonella is 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.
The products, which were distributed in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in the state of California through retail stores and can only be identified by Best by Dates found on the lower bottom panel of the package.
Name: Roasted and Salted Pistachios Roasted and Salted Pistachios Roasted and Salted Pistachios
Size: 2.5 oz 4 oz 7.5 oz
Best By: 11.5.2016 through 1.13.2017 11.5.2016 through 1.13.2017 11.5.2016 through 1.13.2017
UPC Code: 1578600108 1578600135 1578600123
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers should return American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios with expiration dates from 11.5.16 through 3.13.17 to the retail store purchased from for a full refund. Consumers may contact Maurice at (760)599-0480 between 8am-5pm PST, Monday through Friday.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm492339.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery