Another Company Recalls Pistachios *UPDATED*

Released via FDA.gov

**UPDATE March 15, 2016 **

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 Voluntary Recall Notice

 

Texas Star Nut and Food Co., Inc. voluntarily recalls the below, Nature’s Eats, Natural Pistachio Kernels, 8oz. – cello bag, with the following lot code because of a possible health risk:

Brand Product Size Lot Code Best Buy Date
Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachios Kernels 8 oz. 40262001 1/4/2017

The above 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 to date.

This product was distributed to retail locations in Texas and Louisiana. The product was sold between 1/22/2016 and 2/3/2016. This notification is intended to inform consumers that may still have any of the above listed product in their possession.

The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by an FDA third party contracted lab which revealed that the Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachio Kernels product contained Salmonella.

The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of natural pistachio kernels.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed lot code are urged to not eat or discontinue consuming the potentially affected product and return the product to the retail establishment where they purchased the product from for a full refund. Consumers with questions or concerns may contact the company at 1-844-571-5555 from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday-Friday, Central Standard Time.

Texas Star Nut and Food Co. offers a wide variety of natural-type snacks including other types of nuts and dried fruits, for example. More company information is at www.texasnut.com.

 

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