BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Two hundred thirty nine cases of roasted and salted in shell pistachios have been recalled due to the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella said the Barcelona Nut Company. A routine test revealed the health issue, they said.

Salmonella is an 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 often 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. According to authorities, no illness have been reported.

The pistachios were distributed in New Jersey, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, California, Virginia, Ohio,  and Georgia through retail stores and direct delivery, said the company. The effected product is  packaged in Red White and Blue window plastic film, and come in sizes:

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  • 2.75 oz., UPC 030239130001 with expiration date 9/18/2019
  • 2.25 oz., UPC 030239149034 with expiration date 9/17/2019 and 10/9/2019
  • 1.50 oz., UPC 030239591154 with expiration date 10/9/2019 and 9/17/2019
  • 1.25 oz., UPC 030239991060 with expiration date 10/8/2019
  • 1 oz. Green plastic film package pictured UPC 030239510148 with expiration dates 10/4/2019 and 10/10/2019.

The company has stopped production and distribution of this product while the investigation continues.

Consumers with questions, or who have purchased Barcelona Nut Company pistachios with the included code dates are urged to contact Michelle Ocheltree at michelleo@barcelonanut.com or 443.552.5366 or 443.552.5364 to receive a paid postage envelope to return the product to Barcelona Nut Company and full refund.