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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2009
Girl Scouts of the USA
Today Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, Wis., announced a voluntary recall involving certain code dates of 7.5 oz Girl Scouts Pistachios packed in pop top cans. This recall is in response to the voluntary recall of pistachios announced by Setton Farms on April 6, 2009 as a result of possible Salmonella contamination.
Product involved in the recall is 7.5 oz Girl Scouts Pistachios packed in pop top cans. Affected product will have a code date beginning with 8264A6, 8266B6, 8297A6, 8297B6 or 8318A6 on the bottom of the can. Only products with these codes are affected. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this product. No Girl Scout Cookies contain pistachios.
Product was distributed by Girl Scout Councils as part of fundraising efforts. With the exception of product distributed in Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana in March 2009, all of the product was distributed between October and early December 2008. The 2008 product was distributed by Girl Scout Councils in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
Salmonella contamination is a serious threat to consumers, especially young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The most common symptoms are fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain within 12–72 hours after infection. If a person experiences these symptoms after eating the Girl Scouts Pistachios, they should contact their physician immediately. For more information on Salmonella, visit the Centers for Disease Control Web site at www.cdc.gov/salmonella/.
Consumers that have product with the above code dates should not consume the product. For additional information contact Ashdon Farms at 800-274-3666 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.
About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.