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Pistachio Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Fears

Pistachio Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Fears

Giant food retailer Kroger announced Friday that it is recalling its line of Private Selection Shelled Pistachios because the product may be contaminated with salmonella. The product is sold in 10-ounce containers with a "Sell by" date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with the UPC Code 11110 73615.

The pistachios were sold in The Kroger Co.'s family of stores in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.

Consumers who have questions about the above recall can contact Kroger toll-free at 800/697-2448.

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