Silver Spring, Maryland–(ENEWSPF)–February 2, 2016. Braga Organic Farms announces the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella, an organism that 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 can 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 to date in connection with this recall.
The recalled nuts were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and it was distributed through online sales nationwide.
The product comes in a clear or green standup bag, with the date code stamped on the bottom of the bag.
The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a one-pound package of raw pistachio kernels purchased online.
A list of affected products and code dates is listed below; no other Braga Organic Farms products are associated with this voluntary recall.
|Product||Size||UPC||BEST BY OR PURCHASE DATE|
|Raw Pistachio Kernels||8 oz||896547002047||JUN 29 2016, JUL 04 2016, JUL 18 2016, JUL 25 2016, JUL 26 2016|
|1 lb||810126020215||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
|2 lbs||896547002306||JUN 28 2016, JUL 13 2016, JUL 27 2016|
|5 lbs||896547002641||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
|Trail Mix||8 oz||896547002139||JUN 29 2016, JUL 7 2016, JUL 11 2016, JUL 26 2016|
|1 lb||810126020451||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16|
|2 lbs||896547002320||JUL 01 2016, Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16|
|5 lbs||896547002603||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16|
|25 lbs||896547002492||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/29/16|
|Nut Mix||8 oz||896547002177||JUL 06 2016, JUL 07 2016, JUL 11 2016, JUL 18 2016|
|1 lb||810126020192||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
|2 lbs||896547002351||JUL 01 2016, Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
|5 lbs||810126020208||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
|25 lbs||896547002412||Purchased 12/28/15 to 1/27/16|
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should destroy it or return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call 855-661-2101, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, PST, Monday through Friday.
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