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Frito Lay Canada issues nationwide voluntary recall of in-shell pistachio nuts


April 1, 2009
By CNW Group

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April 1, 2009 – Frito Lay Canada issues a nationwide voluntary recall of in-shell pistachio nuts due to a possible health risk.

Frito Lay Canada announced the voluntary recall of Frito Lay Canada branded in-shell salted pistachios due to potential contamination with salmonella. Frito Lay Canada has received no reports of illness related to this product; the company is issuing this recall as a precaution.

The affected product is 50 gram packages of Munchies-branded Salted
Pistachios (in shell) with dates between 4-Aug-09 through 15-Dec-09 and the
UPC code: 0 60410 04595 4. The date is located on the front of each package.

No other code date, package size or flavor is impacted. This is the only Frito Lay Canada product impacted by this recall. This voluntary recall is not related to the recent peanut/peanut butter recalls.

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This product has been distributed to retail stores in Canada and the
United States. The pistachios used in this product were supplied by Setton
Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., which yesterday announced a recall of selected lots of pistachios. Setton Pistachio is recalling pistachios from the 2008 crop year.

Salmonella 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.

Consumers with any product of the date and package size noted above can contact Frito Lay Canada Consumer Affairs at 1-800-376-2257.

Frito Lay Canada is a member of the PepsiCo, Inc. family of companies and is Canada's largest snack food company.

For further information: Media Contacts: Aurora Gonzalez, Frito-Lay
North America, Office: (972) 334-3821, Cell: (917) 873-7096; Sheri Morgan,
Frito Lay Canada Office: (905)755-2221, Cell: (416) 312-3089