Snack-Size Pistachio Packages Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns
All of the pistachios have expiration dates in late 2019, so check your pantry now before you forget!
11/6/18—If pistachios are your go-to afternoon snack, check the packaging on your pouch before digging in today. Barcelona Nut Company, based in Baltimore, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling five of its roasted and salted in-shell pistachio products over concerns that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The company distributed the pistachios through retail stores and direct deliveries in nine states—Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, California, Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, and Georgia, plus Washington D.C. Luckily, no illnesses have been reported yet, but Barcelona is still taking precautionary measures to make sure none of their customers get sick. The company has stopped production and distribution of all the affected products, and is working with the FDA to investigate the source of the contamination.
The pistachios included in the recall are sold in snack-size plastic film packages, some with green packaging and some with the company’s retro red, white, and blue packaging. Here’s a list of products included in the recall:
- 2.75 oz. packages of pistachios with the UPC number 030239130001 and the expiration date 9/18/2019
- 2.25 oz. packages of pistachios with the UPC number 030239149034 and the expiration dates 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019
- 1.50 oz. packages of pistachios with the UPC number 030239591154 and the expiration dates 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019
- 1.25 oz. packages of pistachios with the UPC number 030239991060 and the expiration date 10/8/2019
- 1 oz. green plastic film packages of pistachios with the UPC number 030239510148 and the expiration dates 10/4/2019 and 10/10/2019
If you have any of the pistachios included in your pantry, throw them out! Salmonella can cause serious and even fatal infections in children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems, but healthy people can get sick too. Some common symptoms of salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. If you think that you may have gotten sick from eating contaminated food, make sure to contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away.