FDA Recommends Avoiding Pistachios Due to Salmonella

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella in California has recalled over a million pounds of pistachios after Salmonella was found in Back To Nature Trail Mix by Kraft Foods.  Kraft traced the contamination back to Setton.

Setton is recalling both its large bulk shipments of pistachios to other manufacturers and Setton Farms brand roasted salted shelled pistachios in 9 oz. film bags.  The Setton Farm bags of pistachios were distributed in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky and have UPC Code: 034325020252 with a “Best Before” date between 01/06/10 and 01/19/10.

They should not be eaten, and can be returned to the store where they were purchased for a full refund.

Since the bulk nuts are reprocessed by a number of manufacturers, the FDA recommends that consumers avoid eating all pistachio products until the full scope of the problem is known.  It is expected that more products will be recalled, and the FDA will be developing a searchable database of recalls.

More information is available from Setton at (888) 228-3717.

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