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Default Food Poisoning Health Center: Stop Eating Pistachios, Salmonella Feared

(From Web MD) http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/fo...wnl_nal_033109

Yesterday for lunch, I had half a little baggie of roasted pistachio nuts and an iced tea.

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Kroger Recalls Pistachios; More Recalls Expected
By Daniel J. DeNoon

Stop eating pistachio nuts, the FDA says. They may carry food-poisoning salmonella bacteria.

The new salmonella scare -- this time in pistachio nuts -- has led Kroger Co. to recall pistachios sold in 31 states. Because the nuts came from a large shipment of 1 million pounds of pistachio nuts sold to 36 different wholesalers nationwide, more recalls are expected, says David Acheson, MD, the FDA's associate commissioner for foods.

"Our advice to consumers is to avoid eating pistachio products," Acheson said in a news conference. "Just hold onto them to see if they are involved in the recall."

The only recalls to date have been in roasted shelled pistachios sold separately or in a brand of trail mix. But pending an investigation, products as diverse as cake mix and ice cream may yet be recalled, Jeff Farrar, PhD, DVM, MPH, chief of the food branch of the California Department of Health, said at the news conference.
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