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2009-10-13 04:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaching for that chocolate chip cookie? Think twice. The American Heart Association (AHA) just released the strictest guidelines ever for added sugars, recommending Americans limit their diet to 100 calories (6 teaspoons) for women and 150 calories (nine teaspoons) for men each day. To combat risks of obesity and cardiovascular disease the AHA recommends Americans strictly limit their intake of added sugars with a diet that incorporates fruits,...

2009-10-05 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A nutty new national advertising campaign, launching today, is challenging Americans to pick up their pistachios and "Get Crackin.'" The $15 million Wonderful Pistachios campaign is the first campaign for the category and features eight celebrity figures demonstrating how they crack open a pistachio, each in their own unique, light-hearted way, through a series of commercials airing on national prime-time programming. Featured celebrities...

2009-07-01 13:16:00

FRESNO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2009 pistachio harvest little more than two months away, pistachio growers and processors are anticipating a promising crop year with production expected to exceed 2008 levels. Growing conditions have been excellent and are expected to yield a high-quality crop of nutrient-rich pistachios to meet increasing demand. Harvest for this year's pistachio crop will begin in September and is estimated at more than 425 million pounds with rising...

2009-06-23 22:19:00

FRESNO, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western Pistachio Association (WPA) provides the following information related to a June 22 press release by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding recalled pistachios distributed by Orca Distribution West, Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., due to possible Salmonella contamination. This is not a new recall. Rather, it is an announcement due to a company that apparently did not comply with the FDA's original recall requirements. Pistachio...

2009-06-23 09:25:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat California Prime Produce- or Orange County Orchards-brand pistachios. FDA officials said Orca Distribution West Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., received and repackaged pistachios recalled by Setton Pistachios of Terra Bella Inc. Setton had recalled all of its pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections. The products were distributed to retail locations in airports and...

2009-04-22 08:38:21

The Walgreen Co., operator of the largest U.S. drugstore chain, is among the latest companies recalling possibly tainted pistachio products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Walgreens is recalling Deerfield Farms Mediterranean Fruit and Nut Blend sold in its 6,736 drug stores March 5-April 21. The product might contain pistachios from Setton Pistachios of Terra Bella, Calif. Setton is being investigated for potential salmonella contamination of its pistachios. Other recent pistachio...

2009-04-22 05:00:00

Research Presented at Experimental Biology 2009 Reveals Cardiovascular and Glycemic Control Benefits of Pistachios NEW ORLEANS, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachios are much more than a great-tasting snack. The little green nuts may do more for your heart, blood sugar and waistline than many other snack food choices, according to research presented this week at Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans. Researchers from UCLA and the University of Toronto presented, for the first time, their...

2009-04-16 15:48:00

University of Toronto Presents Compelling Findings at Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA FRESNO, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Toronto is unveiling new study findings at the Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans on Sunday, April 19 that shows incorporating pistachios into a meal results in delayed emptying of the stomach and blunting of the blood sugar curve, which may be of benefit to long term blood sugar control. The new study led by...

2009-04-15 07:34:00

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital Present New Findings on Nuts and Diabetes at Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, LA DAVIS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While nuts have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, new findings, which will be presented this week at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, suggest that they may also play an important role in the management of diabetes. Researchers from the...

2009-04-14 08:28:54

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says more companies are recalling products containing possibly tainted pistachio nuts. The actions follow the recall of thousands of pounds of pistachios by Setton Farms Inc. of Terra Bella, Calif., because of possible contamination with salmonella bacteria. Among recent recalls were various brands of in-shell roasted and salted pistachios and dry roasted pistachio kernels distributed by Flavor House Products Inc. and Nutcracker Brands Inc., both part of...


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