Food Engineering

Pistachios may have salmonella, too!

April 3, 2009

The pistachio recall is not related to the PCA recalls

FDA has announced two pistachio recalls, which are not related to the ongoing PCA peanut recalls. Back to Nature Foods Co. announced a voluntary recall in the US of its Nantucket Blend trail mix containing pistachio nuts that may have the potential to be contaminated with the salmonella organism. The Georgia Nut Co. also announced a voluntary recall of certain bulk wholesale and retail products containing shelled pistachio nuts that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The company said it identified the risk as a result of a rigorous sampling and testing regimen it conducted with respect to shelled pistachios provided by a third-party supplier.