TERRA BELLA, Calif. — Setton Pistachio expanded its voluntary recall of pistachios this week, as a precaution, to include raw shelled pistachios from the 2008 crop that are not subsequently roasted prior to retail sales.
These nuts join previously recalled roasted shelled pistachios and roasted in-shell pistachios from Setton's 2008 crop.
The recall expansion comes after an inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health revealed the presence of Salmonella in critical areas of Setton's facility and the potential for cross-contamination between raw and roasted products, according to the FDA.
The company is sending recall notices to its commercial customers who received recalled bulk products with instructions for returning or destroying the recalled products and for notifying their customers of the recall. So far 220 pistachio and pistachio-containing products have been recalled.
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