logo-Texas-Star-Nut Texas Star Nut & Food Co. is expanding its recall of Nature’s Eats brand pistachios to include additional brands and trail mixes distributed nationwide because of possible Salmonella contamination. The pistachios and snack mixes were sold between Aug. 13, 2015, and Feb. 24 this year. Consumers are advised to check their homes for the products and return them to the stores where they bought them or discard them. Brands added to the recall are Fresh Choice and Southern Grove. The company has stopped distribution of all products containing pistachio kernels, according to the expanded recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration’s website. On March 10 the Boerne, TX, company initially recalled only Nature’s Eats branded pistachios it produced and distributed to retailers in Texas and Louisiana after a random package collected at retail and tested as part of a routine government program showed Salmonella contamination. Consumers with concerns or questions should call the company at 844-571-5555 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT. The products added to the recall as of late yesterday are: pistachio-recall-chart-031516 The products could be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and produce more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, infected aneurysms, endocarditis and arthritis. (To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)