Wonderful brand pistachios recalled due to Salmonella

Starting date:
March 10, 2016
Type of communication:
Alert sub-type:
Food Recall Warning
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Source of recall:
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Recalling firm:
Burnac Produce, Loblaw Companies Limited, Metro Inc., Metro Ontario Inc., Overwaitea Food Group LP, Sobeys Inc., Van Whole Produce, Walmart Canada Corp., Westcoast Produce Wholesalers Ltd.
Extent of the product distribution:
CFIA reference number:

Advisory details

Ottawa, March 10, 2016 - Industry is recalling Wonderful brand pistachios from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, hotels, restaurants and institutions should not sell, serve or use the recalled products described below.

These products may have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same product names as described below. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.

What you should do

Check to see if you have recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

If you suspect you have become ill from eating a recalled product, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recommends contacting your doctor.

Who is affected

There have been no confirmed illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.


This recall was triggered by a recall in the United States by Wonderful Pistachios and may be associated with an outbreak in the United States. The recall by the company is published on the website of the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace.

Affected products

Affected products
Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC
Wonderful Roasted Unsalted Pistachios 200 g BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/26
0 14113 91365 2
Wonderful Roasted Unsalted Pistachios 225 g BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/26
0 14113 91253 2
Wonderful Roasted Salted Pistachios 225 g BEST IF USED BY 2016/10/27
0 14113 91204 4
Wonderful Roasted Salted Pistachios 25 lb BEST IF USED BY 2016/11/02

BEST IF USED BY 2016/11/05

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