Kroger Recalls Shelled Pistachios Due to Possible Health Risk
Media: Denise Osterhues (513) 762-1304
Investors: Carin Fike (513) 762-4969
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- CINCINNATI, Ohio, March 27, 2009 The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it is recalling Private Selection® Shelled Pistachios sold in its family of retail stores because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Stores under the following names in the 31 states where Kroger operates are included in this recall: 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.
Food 4 Less stores the company operates did not receive any of the pistachios being recalled.
No illnesses have been reported in connection with the product.
Kroger is recalling the following item:
Private Selection Shelled Pistachios sold in 10-ounce containers with a "Sell by" date of DEC-13-09 and DEC-14-09 with this UPC Code: 11110 73615.
The pistachios were sold in The Kroger Co.'s family of stores in the following states: 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.
Customers who have recently purchased the pistachios should not consume this product and should return it to a store for a full refund or replacement.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in young children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or abdominal pain. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov.
Consumers who have questions about the above recall may contact Kroger toll-free at (800) 697-2448. For more information, please visit www.kroger.com/recalls.