Pistachios recalled due to possible Salmonella

Published On: Jul 15 2013 11:31:06 AM HST   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 12:18:57 PM HST

Torn and Glasser, Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling some packaged 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, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

One of the recalled products is under the 1916 label sold at KTA Superstores with an item number of H460-084, UPC code of 0 72488 11209 4, with the lot code 0923, which can be found on the back corner next to the seal.  The pistachios recalled are in a 12-pack of one pound bags.

The Hilo distributor says the product was pulled from shelves in June.

The recalled product is also sold under the labels, Torn and Glasser, Sun Harvest and Sprouts.  Click here for more information.

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.

This decision to recall was made due to the expanded recall of pistachio products by ARO pistachio (Upgraded from a Class II to a Class I) due to the potential of contamination with Salmonella.   The Torn and Glasser recalled products contain pistachios supplied by the ARO processing plant located in Terra Bella, Calif. 93270.

The recalled product was distributed from February 21, 2012 to April 29, 2013 in California, Arizona, and Hawaii.

To date, Torn and Glasser, Inc. has not received any complaints concerning illness on any of these lot numbers.  Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged not to eat them and to return products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers can contact the Company at 1-310-605-4900/1-800-282-6887 for information regarding this recall. The phone will be manned from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday.


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