Salmonella Scare Leads to Pistachio Recall

The pistachios were distributed under the brand Treasured Harvest

By News Staff and Wires
|  Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 7:39 AM PDT
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Salmonella Scare Leads to Pistachio Recall

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The FDA said no Salmonella bacteria have been detected in any of the finished products; adding the company is recalling them out of an abundance of caution.

Consumers in California who have purchased a certain brand of pistachios are being warned it may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the FDA and the state health department.

The pistachios were distributed in four states, including California.

The products in question are roasted and salted pistachios in a 6 ounce plastic cup, 12 ounce clear bag or 28 ounce clear plastic tray by the brand Treasured Harvest.

They were distributed from Oct. 17, 2012, through April 29, 2013, the health department said.

See more photos of products here and below.

Western Mixers Produce and Nut Company has issued a recall for ARO and Treasured Harvest pistachios because the potential for salmonella contamination.

FDA Statement:

Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company of Los Angeles, California is recalling ARO and/or Treasured Harvest Pistachios, because it 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.

Anyone who purchased the pistachios is asked to destroy the product or return it for a full refund. Consumers may contact Western Mixers Produce and Nuts with any questions at (877) 230-8449 between Monday and Friday, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., the health department said.

Product list:

Package Size Package Label Product Detail Lot # On Pkg.
6 oz. Clear Plastic Cup Treasured Harvest Roasted & Salted Pistachios 123050, 123140, 123320, 123450, 123360, 130150, 130240, 130350
12 oz. Clear Bag Treasured Harvest Roasted & Salted Pistachios #130290
28 oz. Clear Plastic Tray Treasured Harvest Roasted & Salted Pistachios 123100, 122960, 123040

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