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Update via Fallenmonk, the FDA’s Pistachio Product Recalls: Salmonella page.

CBS is reporting: Salmonella Worries Prompt Pistachio Recall

The recalls began last Friday when the Georgia Nut Company recalled its Kraft Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix after some samples tested positive for salmonella. Setton Farms has started a separate recall of roasted pistachios, and grocery operator Kroger also has recalled some pistachio products.

The problem is that the pistachios haven’t definitely been identified as the problem in the trail mix, but Setton Farms is being proactive with the recall. So, don’t eat them, but don’t throw them out, because California officials have just started checking the facility.

Georgia agriculture isn’t over the peanut problem and now they have been hit with this. Maybe people will finally understand why not inspecting is bad for business as well as public health.


1 cookie jill { 03.30.09 at 10:22 pm }

I know my pistachio growers. They’re local.

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2 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 10:37 pm }

I really hope this isn’t going to be like the tomato problem that destroyed Florida’s crop for no reason.

3 Moi;) { 03.31.09 at 7:50 am }

Sigh. Is this the company that sells to Trader Joe’s? :S

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4 Bryan { 03.31.09 at 12:14 pm }

Frankly, Moi, I would just throw the pistachios into the freezer until they sort this out. If it turns out like the peanut problem, new recalls will come rolling in constanty. If it works like the tomato problem, there will be a “never mind” in a couple of weeks.

5 cookie jill { 03.31.09 at 3:19 pm }

Unfortunately, I think this will seriously damage the CA pistachio growers. It’s one pistachio provider in CA….not them all, but that’s the impression that the media is giving. And, if you don’t know where exactly the nuts come from (as they aren’t really labeled to indicate where), you just think “all pistachios” and leave it at that.


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6 Bryan { 03.31.09 at 4:12 pm }

This is an example of where origin labeling, as they have with wine, would be really helpful. With multinational corporations the brand name tells you nothing.

This was a Kraft trail mix packaged in Georgia using nuts from California, and who knows what from who knows where. Just because they found tainted nuts in the mix, doesn’t mean that the nuts were the source. The salmonella source could have been anywhere in the supply chain.