One Million Pound Pistachio Recall Latest Salmonella Worry
Following last Friday’s recall of Kraft Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix that tested positive for salmonella, a California based company has issued a pistachio recall. One million pounds of pistachios are involved in this recall in an attempt to discover the source of the salmonella contamination.
Setton Farms, the second largest pistachio processor in the United States, shipped pistachios to the Georgia Nut Company – the manufacturers of Kraft Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix that may contain pistachios contaminated with nuts from Setton Farms.
Currently, the California Department of Health is tracking pistachios from Setton Farms in an effort to find the source of salmonella found in the Kraft Blend.
Linked to the one million pound recall of pistachios from Setton Farms, is the recent recall of some pistachio foods recalled by Kroger, also supplied by the California pistachio processor.
So far, no illnesses have been reported. Officials say there is no link to the salmonella found in pistachios and the salmonella outbreak found in peanuts.
If you have pistachios, hang on to them, but do not eat them. The FDA says it is best to wait until more is known about which pistachio products may be contaminated with salmonella. In the meantime, the pistachio recalls are expected to expand, whilst Setton Farms tracks the whereabouts of one million pounds of pistachios, beginning in 2008.