March 30, 2009

Kroger recalls pistachio nuts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Kroger Co. is recalling its Private Selection-brand shelled pistachios due to possible contamination.

The nuts, which might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, were sold in Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less stores.

The recalled pistachios were sold in 10-ounce containers with a Sell by date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with UPC Code: 11110 73615.

The pistachios were sold in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Consumers with questions can contact Kroger at 800-697-2448.