Wisconsin Pistachio Nut Recall
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Mar 30, 2009 in Foodborne Illness
The Georgia Nut Company has recalled bulk wholesale and retail products containing shelled pistachio nuts because they may be tainted with Salmonella. The recall effects two Milwaukee-area stores, Not Just Nuts in Wauwatosa and Georgia Nuts Chocolate House in Greenfield.
According to the company, this recall is not related to the recent recall of peanut and peanut butter products. Conusmers should not eat the recalled product and return any items purchased for a replacement or refund.
The recall includes the following products:
- Deluxe Mixed Nuts purchased at Not Just Nuts store in Wauwatosa from Dec. 5, 2008, through March 24, 2009.
- Deluxe Mixed Nuts purchased at Georgia Nuts Chocolate House in Greenfield and through their website from Dec. 11, 2008, through March 23, 2009
- Dry Roasted Shelled Pistachios purchased at Georgia Nuts Chocolate House and through their website from Dec 3, 2008, through March 23, 2009
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, Salmonellosis is an infection with bacteria called Salmonella. Most persons infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment.
However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In these patients, the Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the blood stream, and then to other body sites and can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
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