FDA For Immediate Release
February 12, 2016
International Foodsource, LLC Issues a Voluntary Recall of Various Raw Pistachios Products due to Possible Salmonella Risk. Salmonella is 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.
The products were distributed to food service and retail stores nationally.
The affected products can be identified by:
|Product||IFS Lot Number||Weight||Best by Date||UPC|
|Bulk Raw Whole Pistachio 80% VP||76114 (Sam International Lot# 102914)||30 LBS Boxes||4/29/16||N/A|
|Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels||79249||5 oz Bags||08/10/16||790429241428|
|IFS Club Bag Pistachio Raw Shelled 80% Wholes||78634||3 LBS Bags||7/16/16||790429243026|
|IFS Web Bulk Pistachio – Shelled 80% Whole||78998||30 LBS Boxes||07/30/16||790429239630|
There are no reported illnesses in connection with this product.
This was brought to our attention by FDA after their contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 retail 5oz bags of Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels, Lot 79249. As a precaution, additional products are being recalled as they may be contaminated since they were packed from the master lot that came to our facility. We are working closely with FDA to determine the cause of this situation.
Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it. They should return it to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 973-361-7044, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.