Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 12:00pm EDT
expands pistachio recall, adds mayo
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Co. said it is adding “sell-by” dates to its shelled
pistachio recall and also recalling a store-brand light mayonnaise product
amid salmonella contamination worries over both products.
grocer’s recall of Private Selection shelled pistachios, first announced
March 27, also will include these sell-by dates: Jan. 14, 2010; Feb. 10,
2010; Feb. 11, 2010; and March 23, 2010, with the UPC code 11110 73615. The
dates accompany the initial recall sell-by dates of Dec. 13, 2009, and Dec.
14, 2009, which have the same UPC code.
No illnesses have
been reported, Kroger said. The recall covers Ohio and the 30 other states
where Kroger and its subsidiaries have locations.
The grocer said in a release that Terra Bella, Calif.-based
supplier Setton Farms has expanded its recall of
products that might possibly be contaminated with salmonella. The Food and Drug
Administration said this week that it is investigating
salmonella contamination in pistachio products sold by Setton, which has
halted all distribution of shelled pistachios and has issued a voluntary
recall itself of about 1 million pounds of the nut.
Setton’s troubles began in late March, when the FDA traced
back to the company salmonella-tainted Back To Nature Trail Mix from Kraft Foods Inc.
The FDA has warned
that because pistachios are used as ingredients in many foods, it’s likely
that recalls will become widespread. Chip maker Frito-Lay North America
this week recalled its 1.75-ounce Frito-Lay brand salted pistachios, which
generally sell in small sleeves near the snack section of grocery stores’
Kroger on Wednesday
issued a separate recall of Kroger Lite Mayo in 32-ounce plastic jars with
a sell-by date of Sept. 25, 2009, and a UPC code of 11110 66090 over
recall includes Cincinnati and Dayton, as well as southwest Ohio, northern
Kentucky and southeast Indiana.
Kroger (NYSE: KR)
operates more than 2,400 supermarkets and multiple department stores in 31