ucm486492Lipari Foods, LLC, of Warren, MI has  recalled  various raw pistachio products packaged by sister company JLM due to potential Salmonella risk. Salmonella is 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. The products were distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Products were distributed under the following brand names: Blue Goose Market, Hollywood Market, Market Fresh Fine Foods, Roger’s Foodland, Marv & Alison’s Marketplace, Long Lake Market, Martin’s, Holiday Market, The Purple Onion, Trentwood Farms, Angeli Foods, Market Square, Village Food Market, Martha’s Vineyard, Remke Market or as generic product without branding. The affected products can be identified here. There are no reported illnesses in connection with these products to date. The recall follows the report from a supplier, International Foodsource, LLC,  which recalled raw pistachios after testing performed by an FDA contract testing laboratory revealed the presence of Salmonella. Lipase Foods products were recalled as they have the potential to be contaminated due to the fact that they were packed from an affected lot that was received from International Foodsource, LLC.  Lipase is working  with International Foodsource, LLC and the FDA to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce. Consumers who have purchased this recalled product should not consume it.   (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)