California-based Season Produce Inc. has recalled its Roasted & Salted Pistachios and Raw Shelled 80 percent Whole Pistachios for possible salmonella poisoning. According to Consumeraffair.com, the salmonella-tainted pistachios were shipped from Setton Pistachios of Terra Bella, which was at the center of a massive product recall of the salmonella contaminated nuts. The recalled pistachios were available from Season Produce for cash and carry and shipped to food service distributors in Los Angeles. The affected products include: 5-pound Roasted & Salted Shelled Pistachios in a Wild Rose Label Box (lot numbers 775 and 6990). It also includes lot numbers 3672, 3399, 3288, 3905, 4421, 4536, 5970 and 6010.
These pistachios are possibly contaminated with salmonella, a bacterium that can cause serious and potentially fatal infections particularly in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. However, Bisnar | Chase has represented victims of salmonella poisoning, who were perfectly strong and healthy before the onset of the infection and then suffered the debilitating effects of the poisoning. Healthy people can certainly get infected with salmonella. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain. In rare cases, the bacteria can get into the body’s blood stream affecting the vital organs.