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Salmonella Pistachio Product Recall Expanded

The FDA announced additional and expanded items that are being recalled.  The following recalls have been announced because the products may be contaminated with salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, especially in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems:

Aurora Products Inc. is recalling select pistachio products. The recalled items were distributed nationwide, as well as in Bermuda. Details: by phone at 800-898-1048.

This recall includes the following Aurora brand and private label brands:

– Pistachio meat raw (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200132; date codes 8/09/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio meat, roasted salted (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200129; date codes 7/23/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio meat, roasted salted (no shell); bulk no UPC; dat codes 7/23/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio meat, roasted no salt (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200473; date codes 7/15/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); 2.5-ounce mini cup; UPC 65585200499; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); 4-ounce bags; UPC 65585200257; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); 4.25-ounce bag; UPC 65585200257; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); 8-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200093; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); 17-ounce plastic tub; UPC 65585200339; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in-shell); bulk no UPC; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Nut tray 4 section; 13-ounce plastic tray; UPC 65585200141; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Nut tray 6 section; 26-ounce plastic tray; UPC 65585200145; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

This recall also includes the following Whole Foods product:

– Pistachio meat raw (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200133; date codes 8/09/09 to 12/31/09

This recall also includes the following Zabars product:

– ZABARS gift box; 33-ounce Kraft box; no UPC; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

This recall also includes the following Adams Fairacre Farms products:

– Pistachio meat raw (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200132; date codes 8/09/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio meat, roasted salted (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200129; date codes 7/23/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio meat, roasted no salt (no shell); 9-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200473; date codes 7/15/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in shell); 8-ounce plastic cup; UPC 65585200093; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Pistachio roasted salted (in shell); 17-ounce plastic tub; UPC 65585200339; date codes 7/7/09 to 12/31/09

– Room Plus Inc. and In-Room West Inc. are recalling select pistachio products. No illnesses have been documented. The recalled items were distributed to hotels nationwide and in Canada. Details: by phone at 716-838-9433 or 415-826-9627.

This recall includes the following products:

– Item number BMS-PISTACH-048; banana moon small pistachio; UPC 18966 34545; 4.0 ounces; expiration date range June 24, 2010

– Item number GEO-MCPISTA-048; geo med clear pistachio; 3.0 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number LOG-CEIRPIS-024; cello bag pistachio; 2.75 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number LOG-CLAPIST-048; classic jar pistachio; 2.85 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number LOG-FLMPIST-024; flint jar med pistachio; 4.0 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number LOG-WIREPIS-024; wire jar pistachio; 4.3 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number TIN-RWMPISTAC; tin round window med pistachio; 3.9 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number TIN-SWMPISTACH; tin square window med pistachio; 3.9 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009

– Item number GEB-MENERGYB-48; geo med clear energy boost; 3.3 ounces; expiration date range Oct 2, 2009-Dec 24, 2009