Pistachio Recall Lawyers: Salmonella Food Poisoning Risk

Eric Saiontz

By Eric Saiontz
Posted April 3, 2009


The salmonella food poisoning lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals who were sickened by contaminated products that were part of a recent pistachio recall. Millions of pounds of pistachio nuts have been recalled due to concerns that they may be contaminated, and these nuts were used in a number of different products that could cause severe and potentially life-threatening food poisoning.

The pistachio recall was issued on March 31, 2009, for all nuts processed at a plant in California. The inshell and shelled pistachios were distributed to a number of different manufacturers who sold them to the public as individual packages of pistachios and in a number of other products, such as ice cream, trail mix, cakes and mixed nuts.

The pistachios may be contaminated with salmonella bactereia, which could cause symptoms of food poisoning, like abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and fever. For young children, older adults and those with weak immune systems, consuming the tainted pistachios could cause more serious food poisoning, potentially resulting in hospitalization or death.

According to the FDA pistachio recall website, there are currently 77 different products that may contain the contaminated nuts, including:

  • Fred Meyer Pistachios
  • Frito-Lay Pistachios
  • Kroger Pistachios
  • Pay Less Stores Pistachios
  • Planters Pistachios
  • Publix Pistachios
  • QFC Pistachios
  • Bakers Pistachios
  • City Market Pistachios
  • Dillons Pistachios
  • Fisher Pistachios
  • Fritzie Fresh Pistachios
  • Gerbes Pistachios
  • Hilander Pistachios
  • Fry’s Pistachios
  • Jay C Pistachios
  • Kar’s Pistachios
  • King Soopers Pistachios
  • 365 Everyday Value Pistachio Nuts
  • Owen’s Pistachios
  • Ralphs Pistachios
  • Scott’s Pistachio
  • Smith’s Pistachios
  • The Georgia Nut Company Pistachios
  • Back to Nature Trail Mix
  • Pine River Mixed Nuts
  • Planters Mixed Nuts
  • Planters Trail Mix
  • Second Nature Nuts
  • Georgia Nut Company Mixed Nuts
  • Ciao Bella Ice Cream


The Pistachio recall lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential food poisoning for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with salmonella poisoning after eating any products containing pistachios.

If you, friend or family member have experienced problems, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • 8mile says:

    Not sure but have these folks checked out the name Zenobia? I bought some (imported from New York) down in Bogota and got sicker than a dog.

    Posted on April 4, 2009 at 8:13 pm

  • John says:

    My freind Mike got admired to hospital
    yesterday after cosuming half of the bag
    I hope he will be fine.

    Posted on August 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

  • Christine says:

    I currently have salmonella poisoning from Planters pistachios. I have been sick now for 6 days. I cannot eat or even drink water without vomiting or running to the bathroom. What do I do now? I bought the package from target last week, and was eating them everyday last week until friday, friday is when the symptoms started and they have been going strong for 6 days. I havent even been able to leave my house. I still have the unfinished package of Planter dry roasted pistachios, 16 oz. what do I do now? I am not getting better.

    Posted on December 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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