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

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

For Immediate Release
March 14, 2016
Contact
Consumers
1-844-571-5555
Media
Pam Ritz
512-658-9940

Announcement
Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands the previous Recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include the following items and Best by Dates:
BRAND DESCRIPTION SIZE UPC BEST BY DATES
Fresh Choice Survivor Mix 4.75oz 0-39759-17030-6 9/11/2016 – 1/13/2017
Southern Grove Survival Mix 10oz 0-41498-21118-9 8/27/2016 – 2/2/2017
Southern Grove Go Raw 8oz 0-41498-21123-3 8/17/2016 – 9/14/2016
Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachios 8oz 8-32112-00271-5 8/3/2016 – 1/14/2017
Nature’s Eats Survivor Mix 10oz 8-32112-00345-3 9/3/2016 – 1/18/2017
Nature’s Eats Hill Country Ramblin’ 15oz 8-32112-00364-4 8/14/2016 – 2/1/2017
Nature’s Eats Austin’s Nutty All-Terrain 12oz 8-32112-00371-2 8/21/2016 – 1/28/2017
Nature’s Eats Almond & Pistachio Duo 6oz 8-32112-00380-4 9/8/2016 – 2/8/2017
Nature’s Eats Simply Go Raw 8oz 8-32112-00383-5 8/13/2016 -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 withSalmonella 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
* 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/ucm490751.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery