Federal health officials warned people this week to avoid eating all pistachios and products containing them while they determine which products may contain Salmonella, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. There have been no documented cases of illness, but caution prevails.
Recalls, as of April 2:
Frito-Lay is recalling its branded in-shell salted pistachios. The recall involves 1.75-ounce packages of Frito-Lay branded Salted Pistachios (in shell) with sell-by dates between July 14, 2009 and Dec. 29, 2009 and the UPC code 0 28400 03888 1. The product was distributed to retail stores in the United States and Canada.
Whole Foods Market is recalling its 365 Everyday Value brand in-shell Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachios.
Fisher Nuts is recalling dry-roasted pistachios (in the shell). The company is recalling 1.75-ounce packages of the nuts, sold at a wide variety of stores, and 25-pound bulk packages of the salted pistachios (in the shell). The large bulk packages were sold to bulk food stores, fundraisers and distributors.
The Kar Nut Products Co. is recalling Kar's and Second Nature products containing pistachio nuts.
John B. Sanfilippo and Son announced that it is recalling bulk packaged and small packaged items of Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios.
Setton Farms, the nation's second largest processor of pistachios, has recalled its entire crop.