H-E-B issues precautionary recall over Salmonella concerns

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas (KWTX) H-E-B issued a recall Wednesday for bulk and packaged raw shelled pistachios because the products could be contaminated with Salmonella.

The possibility of contamination surfaced through routine U.S. Food and Drug Administration sampling.

“There have been no reports of illness to date and all product has been removed from stores,” the chain said in a press release Wednesday.

Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours and the illness usually lasts from four to seven days.

Although most people recover without treatment, some may require hospitalization.

The recall involves raw pistachios in prepackaged plastic containers with labels that read either “Shelled Pistachios” or “Central Market Shelled Pistachios” as well as pistachios found in the bulk sections of H-E-B stores with SunRidge Farms labels that read “Women’s Vitality Mix, Pistachio Nuts and Dark Chocolate Pistachios.”

Recalled products

(PRODUCT/UPC/BEST BY DATE)
Shelled Pistachios 191200005 1/1/2017
Central Market Shelled Pistachios 198300006 1/1/2017

(PRODUCT/UPC/ PURCHASED ON OR AFTER)
SRF Women's Vitality Mix 2706100000 5/15/2016
Pistachio Meats Raw Shelled 2702890000 5/15/2016
Dark Chocolate Pistachios 2705350000 5/15/2016
PPK SRF Women's Vitality Mix 2869780000 5/15/2016

(Source H-E-B)