Monday, March 30, 2009


First they came for my peanuts. Now they're after my pistachios.
Federal food safety officials warned Monday that consumers should stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination.

Still reeling from the national salmonella outbreak in peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration said central California-based Setton Farms, the nation's second-largest pistachio processor, was voluntarily recalling all of its 2008 crop—more than 1 million pounds of nuts.

"Our advice to consumers is that they avoid eating pistachio products, and that they hold onto those products," said Dr. David Acheson, assistant commissioner for food safety. "The number of products that are going to be recalled over the coming days will grow, simply because these pistachio nuts have then been repackaged into consumer-level containers."

When will this END? My very favoritest ice cream flavor in the whole wide world is Braum's Pistachio Almond. I love to snack on pistachios, too.

This is just WRONG. Isn't there some way that nuts can be irradiated or something to get rid of any risk of salmonella?

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