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Pistachios Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

"Wonderful Pistachios" has announced the voluntary recall of a variety of in-shell and shelled pistachio products due to a risk of Salmonella contamination.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the products may be linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis. The products, which were distributed through several retailers nationwide, can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.

Consumers should not consume these products. These products can be returned to Wonderful Pistachios for a refund by sending the product back or bottom portion of the package that contains the lot code to Wonderful Pistachios, 13646 Hwy 33, Lost Hills, CA 93249. If consumers prefer, they may return the product to the store from which it was purchased for a refund. Consumers should discard the nuts prior to returning the entire package or lot code panel to their retail store.

Consumers with questions can call (844) 505-3844, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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.

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