Braga Organic Farms Issues Voluntary Recall of Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk
Braga Organic Farms announces the voluntary recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella, 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 can 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.
The recalled nuts were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and it was distributed through online sales nationwide.
For more details pertaining to this recall, click the link at the top of the page.