Crescent Specialty Foods Inc. Recalls Raw Pistachios Because of Possible Health Risk
For Immediate Release
June 16, 2016
Crescent Specialty Foods, Inc.
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Crescent Specialty Foods, Inc. of Everett, WA is voluntarily recalling 6 oz. bags of Crescent Pistachio Raw, UPC Code: 8 95296 00103 5 because they have 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 withSalmonella 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 to date.
The product was distributed to retail stores and on-line stores in Oregon and Washington.
The products are packaged in 6 oz. clear, plastic bag with Crescent Nuts & Dried Fruits Pistachio Raw label attached with UPC code 8 95296 00103 5 and were distributed from October 21, 2015 – May 2, 2016. See photo below.
The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by an FDA third party contracted lab which revealed the recalled product tested positive for Salmonella. The root cause is unknown to date.
Consumers should not consume the product. The consumer should return the product to place of purchase for a refund. Customers with questions may contact the stores where they purchased the product. For further inquiries email us at:[email protected]
This recall is being made at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
* 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/ucm507309.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery