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Got any pistachios at home? Don't eat them--but don't throw them away either. The FDA is issuing this advisory after a Central Valley plant issued a recall.
A California food processing plant is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million pounds of roasted pistachio products that may have been contaminated with salmonella, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
The nuts came from Setton Farms in Terra Bella, California, about 75 miles south of Fresno. 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.
Unlike the Peanut Corporation of America affair, an outbreak didn't trigger this recall. Rather, the recall came after Kraft found strains of salmonella during routine testing.
This could have a massive ripple effect--Setton is the second-biggest pistachio processor in the nation.