Roasted and salted in-shell pistachios potential health risk

Hundreds of cases of pistachios have been recalled because they are potentially contaminated with salmonella. Barcelona Nut Company initiated the recall after a routine test revealed the presence of salmonella in nuts that were processed in the same production run. Because of the potential for food poisoning among consumers, the nut company, based in Baltimore, Maryland, is recalling 239 cases of roasted and salted in-shell pistachios that were distributed in several states across the country.

The following red, white, and blue packages of pistachios have been recalled and the company has ceased production.

  • 75 oz., UPC 030239130001 with expiration date 9/18/2019
  • 25 oz., UPC 030239149034 with expiration date 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019
  • 50 oz., UPC 030239591154 with expiration date 10/9/2019 and 9/17/2019
  • 25 oz., UPC 030239991060 with expiration date 10/8/2019
  • 1 oz. Green plastic film package pictured UPC 030239510148 with expiration dates 10/4/2019 and 10/10/2019

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes-fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

For more information about the roasted and salted in-shell pistachio recall and about the effects of salmonella contamination, please contact the food poisoning lawyers at 1-888-335-4901.