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Pistachio Recall Linked to Nuts Sold in Illinois

A nationwide pistachio nut recall has been linked to several sellers in Illinois. The recall has been connected to a California processor. The company, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, has recalled its entire 2008 crop after several types of salmonella were found by Kraft foods – a customer of Terra Bella. Kraft reported its findings to the Food and Drug Administration on March 24th. The California Department of Public Health is investigating nuts processed at Setton Farms. Setton Farms is reportedly the second largest pistachio processor in the United States.

The pistachios were sent to about three dozen wholesalers throughout the country who repackaged and resold the nuts. Illinois retailers that carry the nuts include Kroger, Dominick’s, and the Georgia Nut Company. The voluntary recall of the nuts includes:

• Bulk or custom packaged Deluxe Mixed Nuts with shelled pistachios purchased at Georgia Nut stores in Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL • Bulk or custom packaged Dry Roasted Shelled Pistachios purchased at Georgia Nut retail stores in Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL, and from the company’s website • Mixed Nuts Deluxe Roasted and Salted Bulk with shelled pistachios purchased in bulk bins at Dominick’s finer foods in the metro Chicago area from December 10, 2008, through March 25, 2009 • Private Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in 10-oz containers “sell by” date of 12/13/09, 12/14/09, 1/14/10, 2/10/10, 2/11/10 and 3/23/10 sold in the Kroger Co.’s family of stores in Illinois
Salmonella infection can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections – particularly in children and the elderly. Salmonella infections are characterized by fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you have reason to believe that you or a loved one may be infected with salmonella, you should go to the doctor immediately. Salmonella can only be diagnosed through a stool test.

The pistachio recall is evidence of the fact that dangerous and defective products can cause substantial harm once they are put into the marketplace. If you have been injured by a dangerous product, you should contact an Illinois injury attorney immediately to investigate your injury. Chicago lawyer Joseph G. Klest has over twenty seven years of legal experience handling injury cases. Contact the Klest Law Firm today for a free initial consultation regarding your dangerous product injury.

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