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6star

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Pistachio Lovers Important Notice Tue, 03/31/09 12:32 AM (permalink)
Please read the FDA Pistachio Salmonella recall notice under the Food Recalls thread in the Miscellaneous Food Related section!  Approximately one two million pounds of pistachios are affected!
<message edited by 6star on Tue, 03/31/09 2:58 AM>
 
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    AaronM

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    Re:Pistachio Lovers Important Notice Wed, 04/1/09 11:36 AM (permalink)
    Drat, I ate like a quarter of a bag of Trader Joe’s 50% less salt roasted pistachios on Sunday. I feel fine…although I’m not old, sickly and am in great shape. Isn’t salmonella more likely to effect the elderly, the unfit, and those with weak immune systems?
     
    Anyway, I still have the rest of that bag and another unopened one. Is there anymore info on this? I don’t want to toss out like $10 bucks work of delicious pistachios.
     
     
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      6star

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      Re:Pistachio Lovers Important Notice Wed, 04/1/09 12:27 PM (permalink)
      Here is the latest Associated Press article on it:
      http://apnews.excite.com/article/20090401/D979FL280.html
       
      Keep checking on the Food Recall thread, as I am posting daily recalls now on pistachios just like I posted daily recalls for the last two months on peanuts.  So far, Private Selection (Kroger-associated stores), Planters (Kraft) and Fisher are the three major brands recalled, though I am sure there will be many more.  On the pistachios, unlike with the peanuts, the FDA is pressing for the recall now, immediately after Kraft discovered the Salmonella and hopefully before anyone gets sick and dies. 
       
      At this point, I would say to hold on to your pistachios and wait for further instructions, since with most recalls you can get your money back.  Setton was the second-largest pistachio producer in the U.S., so maybe Trader Joe's pistachios are not from them.  The scary thing about the pistachio recall as opposed to the peanut recall, is that Kraft discovered several strains of Salmonella in the pistachios, as opposed to one single strain which infected the peanuts, so at this time the cause of the infecftion is unknown.
       
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        AaronM

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        Re:Pistachio Lovers Important Notice Wed, 04/1/09 1:07 PM (permalink)
        Cool...thanks for all the useful info 6star.
         
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