Updated Food Recall Warning - Trader Joe's brand pistachios recalled due to Salmonella

Recall date:
March 10, 2016
Reason for recall:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Transilvania Trading (Pirate Joe's)
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
10464

Recall details

Ottawa, March 10, 2016 - The Food Recall Warning issued earlier today has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Transilvania Trading is recalling Trader Joe's brand pistachios from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Trader Joe's 50% Less Salt Roasted & Salted Pistachios 16 oz (1 lb)
454 g
BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123256501

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123256401

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 29
1509123256601

BEST IF USED BY 2016 NOV 03
1510123307101

BEST IF USED BY 2016 NOV 04
1510123307201

BEST IF USED BY 2016 NOV 04
1510123307301
0011 1348
Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios 16 oz (1 lb)
454 g
BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 27
1509123256101

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123256201

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123256301
0007 9990
Trader Joe's Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios 16 oz (1 lb)
454 g
BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123259901

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 28
1509123260001

BEST IF USED BY 2016 OCT 29
1509123260101

BEST IF USED BY 2016 NOV 03
1510123294901
0007 9983

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the CFIA recommends contacting your doctor.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States by Wonderful Pistachios and may be associated with an outbreak in the United States. The recall by the company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no confirmed illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

More information

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