Country Life Natural Foods of Pullman, Mich. is recalling shelled raw pistachios for Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness or death. No illnesses had been reported in connection with the the products, at the time of the recall.
The recalled products were sold in 2 lb bags and 30 lb boxes and distributed in AR, CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OK, SC, SD, TN, and WI through retail stores, mail order, and direct delivery. The 2 pound bags have the batch number 1357 in the lower left corner of the Country Life Natural Foods Label. The 30 lb boxes labeled “SAM International,” have the lot number 102914, and best by date of April 29, 2016.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms, which include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can be bloody, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week, In some cases, the infection can travel to the bloodstream producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.