Hilo Pistachio Nuts Being Recalled

Torn and Glasser, Inc of Los Angeles, CA  90021 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. 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.

Due to a Class I recall by ARO Pistachio, Torn and Glasser, Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk (Photo US FDA)

Due to a Class I recall by ARO Pistachio, Torn and Glasser, Inc Announces Voluntary Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk (Photo US FDA)

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 Ca 93270.

The recalled product was distributed from February 21, 2012 to April 29, 2013 in CA, AZ, and HI.

Pistachios

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 7am to 3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time) Monday – Friday.

Hawaii Residents – Check Your Safeway Carrots (Recall in Effect)

November 1, 2012 – Bolthouse Farms is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Bolthouse Farms® 16-ounce Carrot Chips following a routine sampling event, conducted on October 22, 2012, by a North Carolina health official.

Bakersfield, California-based Bolthouse Farms voluntarily recalled about 5,600 cases of 1-pound bags of carrot chips after a test in North Carolina indicated the possibility of salmonella contamination.

The company was notified on October 31, 2012 that the inspection detected the possibility of Salmonella in the single16-ounce bag that was tested. Bolthouse Farms has not received any reports of consumer illness or other consumer complaints related to this product.

Out of an abundance of caution, Bolthouse Farms is retrieving the Carrot Chips from the marketplace.

No other Bolthouse Farms products are affected by this recall.

Approximately 5,600 cases of the 16-ounce bags shipped to retail customers in the United States and Canada are being recalled. The affected product is labeled as Bolthouse Farms Carrot Chips, Safeway Farms Carrot Chips, or Farm Stand Carrot Chips and has the following information and codes on the front right corner of the bags:

Bolthouse Farms Bolthouse Farms Safeway Farms* Farm Stand
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
04T XXXX
BF 212 J 12
UPC 71464 17209
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 13 2012
06 T XXXX S2682
BF 212 J12 286
UPC 21130 70217
BEST IF
USED BY
NOV 12-13 2012
04 T XXXX
BF 212 J11-12
UPC 41163 45311

*Safeway Farms Carrot Chips are sold in Safeway stores in Ketchikan, Alaska; Arizona; California; Hawaii; Idaho; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington State, as well as Carrs stores in Juneau, Alaska; Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls stores in Texas and Tom Thumb stores in Texas.

Consumers who have purchased these Carrot Chips with these codes and best by dates should not eat the product. Consumers are encouraged to return the product to the store where they purchased it for an exchange or full refund. Consumers also can contact Bolthouse Farms at 1-866-535-3774 (24-hours a day through Monday, November 5, 2012) for more information.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause a foodborne illness. Symptoms of infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most persons recover without treatment.

Ready Pac Foods Recalls Mango Products Due to Salmonella Risk

Ready Pac Foods, Inc. of Irwindale, California is voluntarily recalling, out of an abundance of caution, packaged fruit products containing mangoes, distributed through August 30th 2012, with Use-by Dates as listed below since they contain Daniella Brand mangoes, which have been recalled by supplier Splendid Products, due to potential contamination with Salmonella Braenderup.

Salmonella is 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, infections 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 specific to the Ready Pac products that are the subject of this voluntary, precautionary recall.

The voluntary recall extends only to the products with the Use-by Dates listed below and sold in the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Canada.

I Can Handle Not Eating Peanuts… How Am I Going to Stop Eating Pistachios?

I love pistachio nuts… like… I’m addicted to them to the point where I can polish off a 1 lb bag in a sitting if I have em in front of me.  Just wish they weren’t so damn expensive.

Federal food safety officials warned Monday that consumers should stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination…

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Hawaii Case Now Linked to National Peanut Butter Salmonella Scare

Hawaii now has its first confirmed case of salmonella poisoning linked to the national peanut butter scare.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a breakdown of the number of cases in each of 42 states involved in a nationwide outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has stricken at least 399 people: California, 55; Ohio, 53; Massachusetts, 39; Minnesota, 30; Michigan 20; New Jersey 13; New York, 12; Pennsylvania 12; Virginia 12; Washington 11; Idaho, 10; North Dakota, 10; New Hampshire, 10; Colorado, 9; Tennessee, 9; Arizona, 8; Missouri, 8; Maryland, 7; Connecticut, 6; Nevada, 6; Georgia, 5; Oregon, 5; Texas, 5; Illinois, 4; Vermont, 4; Arkansas, 3; Indiana, 3; Kentucky, 3; Maine, 3; Rhode Island, 3; Utah, 3; Wisconsin, 3; Kansas, 2; Oklahoma, 2; South Dakota, 2; West Virginia, 2; Wyoming, 2; Alabama, 1; Hawaii, 1; Iowa, 1; Nebraska, 1; North Carolina, 1.