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Pistachio growers launch website on pistachio recall

Monday, April 6, 2009

FDA is warning consumers of a pistachio recall.
FDA is warning consumers of a pistachio recall.

Pistachio growers and processors today announced a new website - pistachiorecall.org - that lists which pistachio products and brands are confirmed safe to consume.

CAL-PURE, a co-op of California pistachio growers, the Western Pistachio Association (WPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the site in response to a salmonella outbreak and recall of pistachios processed by Setton Pistachio and Setton International. The FDA reported no illnesses tied to the recalled pistachios.

"The health and safety of consumers is the pistachio growers' and processors' number one priority and, as such, CAL-PURE and the WPA are committed to continuing to work closely with regulators and industry leaders to address questions about pistachio safety," the groups said in a release.

For additional details about the Setton Pistachio recall, consumers may also visit www.fda.gov/pistachios for the latest information about the voluntary recall.

The FDA released a revised statement today on the site: "FDA is advising consumers not to eat pistachios or food products containing them (such as pistachio bakery goods and pistachio ice cream) unless they can determine that the products do not contain pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc."
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