Two companies recalled pistachios for potential Salmonella contamination this week.  AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc., of Manor, Texas, recalled its pistachio kernel products and GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon, recalled its Aunt Patty’s brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 pound boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels after the companies’ supplier, California Delights, Inc., recalled 2 shipments of pistachio kernels for possible Salmonella contamination.  

According to a press release issued by AustiNuts Wholesale, the following products are being recalled because they contain the recalled pistachio kernels:

-Pistachio Kernels – Raw or Salted:  Only lot numbers ending with “SE” with packing codes of P1860 through P2080 (LOT NUMBERS MUST END IN “SE”)

-Deluxe Nut Mix, Salted:Only lot number P187013201AW through P207013201AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1870 AND P2070)

-Gourmet Nut Mix, Salted: Only lot number P195014401AW through P201014401AW (LOT NUMBERS MUST FALL BETWEEN P1950 AND P2010)

The Pistachio Kernels, Deluxe Nut Mix and Gourmet Nut Mix were distributed in Texas. Retailers have been advised to remove all of the products with the corresponding lot numbers from store shelves.

Consumers having any of these products are urged to destroy them or return them to store where product was purchased.

GloryBee Foods recalled pistachios that it had re-packed into 5 lb. bags (2.27 kg) labeled “Aunt Patty’s Whole Raw Pistachios,” lot number MG0017400, item number 16046., P/D 07/06/10, and UPC 0 30042 70040 8.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with either of these recalls.

The potential for contamination was noted after testing by California Delights, Inc. revealed the presence of Salmonella in the company’s product lot number 32043.

Consumers are urged to return all recalled product purchased from GloryBee Foods for a weight-based refund.  Contact Greg Wilson at 1-(800)-456-7923 to arrange delivery and product replacement between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.