US pistachio salmonella scare
US food safety officials have discovered salmonella at Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella's plant in California, which last week set off a nationwide recall of pistachios in the country.
US pistachio growers and processors have joined forces to produce a website to inform consumers of the products and brands that are confirmed safe to consume.
A New York-based affiliate of Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, the Californian firm at the centre of the latest salmonella contamination to hit the US food industry, has today (3 April) recalled a clutch of products.
US nut maker John B. Sanfilippo and Son and retailer Publix Super Markets have added to the growing list of pistachio recalls in the country.
The recall of salmonella-contaminated pistachios has drawn in a number of other companies, with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay, Kraft Foods and Kroger forced to issue consumer recalls.