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Pistachio Recall Expanded

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continue to investigate Salmonella contamination in pistachios and pistachio products. On April 6, 2009, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., Terra Bella, Calif., voluntarily expanded its recall.

FDA encourages consumers to visit the agency's Web page on Pistachio Product Recalls. This Web page provides the latest consumer advice, questions and answers about Salmonella, a listing of product recalls, and a searchable database of affected products.

The contamination in pistachio products involves multiple strains of Salmonella, a type of bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Updated: April 7, 2009

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