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2009-04-08 16:08:03

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced more pistachio recalls Wednesday due to possible salmonella contamination. Setton Farms Inc. of Terra Bella, Calif., recently expanded its voluntary recall of pistachios sold in the United States and more than 30 other nations to include all roasted shelled and in-shell pistachios from its entire 2008 crop due to the possible bacterial contamination. U.S. companies announcing recent pistachio recalls included: --The Trophy Nut Co.: Trophy Nut-,...

2009-04-07 14:50:10

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an expansion of the nationwide recall of pistachios possibly tainted with bacteria. The FDA said Setton Farms Inc. of Terra Bella, Calif., is expanding its voluntary recall of pistachios to include all roasted shelled pistachios and roasted in-shell pistachios from its 2008 crop due to potential contamination with salmonella. Company officials said they are also recalling raw shelled pistachios that weren't roasted prior to retail sale. Recalled...

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2009-04-07 12:25:00

The Setton Pistachio company has issued a voluntary recall of its products after federal officials confirmed Monday they found traces of salmonella in the central California processing plant, The Associated Press reported. State and federal inspectors discovered the bacteria in "critical areas" at Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., the second-largest pistachio processor in the nation, according to The Food and Drug Administration. The inspectors also noted several places at the facility...

2009-04-07 08:05:52

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an expansion of the nationwide recall of possibly bacterially tainted pistachios. The FDA said Setton Farms Inc. of Terra Bella, Calif., is expanding its voluntary recall of pistachios to include all roasted shelled pistachios and roasted in-shell pistachios from its 2008 crop due to potential contamination with salmonella. Company officials said they are also recalling raw shelled pistachios that weren't roasted prior to retail sale. Recalled...

2009-04-06 19:43:00

TERRA BELLA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. today announced that it is expanding its voluntarily recall of pistachios to include all roasted shelled pistachios and roasted in-shell pistachios from its 2008 crop due to potential contamination with the Salmonella organism. The Company is also recalling raw shelled pistachios from the 2008 crop that are not subsequently roasted prior to retail sale. The brands packaged for retail sale subject to recall...

2009-04-06 19:15:00

Pistachiorecall.org lists brands that do not contain pistachios from Setton FRESNO, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pistachio growers and processors today announced a new Web site - www.pistachiorecall.org - that lists specific pistachio products and brands that do not contain pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. The Web site is produced by CAL-PURE, a co-op of California pistachio growers ("CAL-PURE"), and the Western Pistachio Association ("WPA") and is accessible...

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2009-04-05 07:15:00

Kraft Foods Inc., the firm behind the recent nationwide pistachio recall, said Friday it first became aware there was salmonella in its trail mix in late 2007.  However, it was only two weeks ago that it was able to trace the possible source to contaminated nuts from California, the food products giant said.Workers at one of Kraft's manufacturers in Illinois first identified a tainted batch of nuts and fruit in December 2007, and found another positive sample in September of that...

2009-04-04 22:53:00

Pistachiorecall.org lists brands unaffected by the voluntary recall FRESNO, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of ongoing collaboration with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), pistachio growers and processors today announced a new Web site -- www.pistachiorecall.org -- that lists specific pistachio products and brands that are confirmed safe to consume. The Web site is produced by CAL-PURE, a co-op of California pistachio growers ("CAL-PURE"), and the Western...

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2009-04-03 13:20:00

A California nut processor and its sister plant in New York are being investigated in a nationwide salmonella scare over pistachio nuts, where last month inspectors found cockroaches and rodent droppings, The Associated Press reported.The Commack-based Setton International Foods Inc., which shares key staff and packages food with a plant in central California that earlier this week recalled 2 million pounds of nuts over fears of possible salmonella contamination, is currently under...

2009-04-02 07:44:14

After months of hundreds of peanut-product recalls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is involved in another massive recall -- that of pistachio nuts. Setton Farms of Terra Bella, Calif., has recalled about 1 million pounds of pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination. Setton, the second largest U.S. pistachio processor, distributes its California pistachios across the United States and to more than 30 other countries. Among recent recalls, The Kroger Co. expanded its recall...


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