John B. Sanfilippo & Son is expanding its voluntary recall of Archer Farms Roasted Salted Inshell Pistachios.
The products have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and include Roasted Pistachios with UPC No. 06966 and Best Before 28 JU 2009, and Hearth Healthy Roasted Pistachios with UPC No. 07377 and Best Before 04 MAR 2010.
The US nut maker said it has not received any confirmed reports of illnesses in connection with the items to date.
The pistachio salmonella scare so far centres on Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, the second-largest pistachio processor in the US. After the detection of salmonella in its products, Setton ceased all distribution of processed pistachios.
Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration said an inspection had indicated salmonella was present in “critical areas” of the Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella facility in California.
The FDA said the investigation had found the “potential for cross-contamination between raw and roasted peanuts”.
Once Setton heard of the inspection’s findings, the company expanded its recall of pistachios processed at the plant.
Setton yesterday (7 April) informed consumers that they can clarify pistachio products purchased at Costco and Wal-Mart from the information on the label.
For Costco, the voluntary recall includes only Kirkland Signature brand California Pistachios, roasted and salted, 4 lb bags bearing a UPC: 096619034352 and a Best Before date from 10 September 2009 through 23 March 2010 with the number VIN63857 printed below it. No other Kirkland Signature brand California pistachios are part of this voluntary recall.
For Wal-Mart, the voluntary recall includes only Sam’s Choice brand California Premium Pistachios, roasted and salted, 16 oz bags only bearing a UPC: 078742227108 and a Best Before date from 6 October 2009 through 7 January 2010 with a FMO from 2768C13XLA-1 through 3578B13XLA-3 printed below it. No other Sam’s Choice brand California Premium pistachios are part of this voluntary recall.