FDA Issues Warning Over Tainted Pistachios

March 31, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A California based pistachio company is recalling more than two-million pounds of nuts because routine salmonella tests turned up positive.  Food and Drug Administration officials say Setton Farms shipped pistachios to 36 wholesalers that were sold in at least 31 states across the country. They were largely distributed in 2,000-pound containers to food wholesalers who would then package them for resale or incorporate them as ingredients in other products, such as ice cream and trail mix.  Setton Farms also supplied pistachios to grocer Kroger Co., which has already issued a recall.

The FDA is now warning people to stop eating all foods containing pistachios until they can find the source of the contamination.

This recall is not related at all to the recent peanut recall and no one has gotten sick from the pistachios.


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