Salmonella, which causes serious gastrointestinal illnesses that can be life-threatening, was found in pistachios last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. The FDA has issued warnings for consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios, while investigations are underway.
Although salmonella contamination in pistachios is yet to be confirmed, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., the nation’s second-largest pistachio processor, has voluntarily recalled more than 2 million pounds of nuts that it shipped out last fall. Kraft Foods Inc. and Kroger have also recalled some of their pistachio products.
Consumers are advised to stop eating pistachio products and monitor the investigations as more reports become available.