FDA: pistachio plant knew some nuts were tainted
Source of Article: http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_12430624
The Associated Press
Posted: 05/22/2009 02:00:10 PM PDT
Updated: 05/22/2009 02:17:51 PM PDT
The Food and Drug Administration issued a sweeping national warning in March for consumers to avoid eating pistachios after concerns surfaced about nuts from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc.
In an inspection report released this week, FDA officials said Setton first got results in October showing some of its roasted nuts tested positive for salmonella. But, officials say, it didn't make proper adjustments to its processing procedures and kept shipping out nuts.
Officials haven't said whether Setton will face sanctions.
A Setton spokeswoman didn't immediately return calls seeking comment Friday.
No illnesses have been
confirmed as a result of contaminated pistachios.
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