Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Again? First, peanut butter; now—pistachio nuts: Officials probe firm

by Anthony J Sepe


109879026973o1S1 The associated press reports and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials are investigating a central California plant that processed pistachios tied to nationwide recalls of trail mix and bagged nuts because of possible salmonella contamination.  (Approximately six -hundred medical cases of documented illness and 9 deaths were linked to the previous salmonella contamination case, just recently.) 

The California Department of Public Health said Monday it was investigating Setton Farms in Tulare County.

Officials say Setton sent its pistachios to the Georgia Nut Co., which recalled its Kraft Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix on Wednesday.

Grocery operator Kroger Co. says the California firm also supplied the line of pistachios it recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.  Those nuts were sold in 31 states.  No illnesses have been reported, thus far.


  1. Ha,ha-we seem to be going in the same direction!!I put out the warning just yesterday :-)

  2. Unfortunately, does appear that way, thus far. I appreciate your interest and taking the time to comment. Have a nice day!