The FDA has issued a recall on pistachios and pistachio containing products due to salmonella contamination.
Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc, California is the company that distributed the contaminated pistachios. The company has stopped all distribution and has recalled 1 million pounds of pistachios. Setton Pistachio produces products such as nuts, dried fruit, edible seeds, chocolate and yogurt items and candies.
Numerous products contain nuts, including pistachios, therefore it is possible there may be numerous product recalls in the near future.
The FDA will soon provide a list of all affected products on their website.
Salmonella can cause severe illness especially in the very young and the elderly. Symptoms range from diarrhea and vomiting to high fever and fatigue. Consumers are urged to avoid consuming pistachios and all products containing pistachios. Last Friday, Kroger grocery stores removed its line of bagged pistachios due to the recall.
Some grocery store websites, such as ShopRite and Wegmans, already have a dedicated section of their website for food recalls.
If you are unsure about whether a product you have purchased has been recalled, check out your local grocery store’s website or call them. You can also contact the U.S. Food & Drug Administration by calling 1-888-INFO-FDA.
If you feel you are suffering from symptoms of salmonella, seek medical help immediately.