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Pistachios Recalled Nationwide, Salmonella Suspected

The recalled nuts were shipped on or after Sept. 1, 2008, by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc. To date, several illnesses have been reported by consumers that may be associated with the pistachios, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Because the pistachios were used as ingredients in a variety of foods, the FDA said the recall is likely to impact many products. It also said the investigation at Setton was ongoing and may lead to additional pistachio product recalls.

Setton's current recall involves about one million pounds of pistachios, according to the FDA. The company recalled specific lots of bulk roasted shelled pistachios and roasted unshelled pistachios in 2,000-pound, 1,800-pound, 1,700-pound and 1,000-pound bags sold to wholesale customers after learning that a small amount of shelled pistachios it sold in late 2008 tested positive for salmonella.

Setton is also recalling its Setton Farms brand roasted salted shelled pistachios in 9-ounce bags with a "Best Before" date between Jan. 6, 2010 and Jan. 19, 2010, distributed in seven southeastern states.

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