For Immediate Release
February 1, 2016
Braga Organic Farms
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Braga Organic Farms announces the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella, 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The recalled nuts were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and it was distributed through online sales nationwide.
The product comes in a clear or green standup bag, with the date code stamped on the bottom of the bag.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a one-pound package of raw pistachio kernels purchased online.
A list of affected products and code dates is listed below; no other Braga Organic Farms products are associated with this voluntary recall.
Product Size UPC BEST BY OR PURCHASE DATE
Raw Pistachio Kernels 8 oz 896547002047 JUN 29 2016, JUL 04 2016, JUL 18 2016, JUL 25 2016, JUL 26 2016
1 lb 810126020215 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
2 lbs 896547002306 JUN 28 2016, JUL 13 2016, JUL 27 2016
5 lbs 896547002641 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
Trail Mix 8 oz 896547002139 JUN 29 2016, JUL 7 2016, JUL 11 2016, JUL 26 2016
1 lb 810126020451 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16
2 lbs 896547002320 JUL 01 2016, Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16
5 lbs 896547002603 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16
25 lbs 896547002492 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16
Nut Mix 8 oz 896547002177 JUL 06 2016, JUL 07 2016, JUL 11 2016, JUL 18 2016
1 lb 810126020192 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
2 lbs 896547002351 JUL 01 2016, Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
5 lbs 810126020208 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
25 lbs 896547002412 Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call 855-661-2101 855-661-2101 FREE , 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, 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/ucm484190.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.