Thursday, June 25, 2009

And This Is Why Food Safety Matters

  • WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat California Prime Produce- or Orange County Orchards-brand pistachios.
  • FDA officials said Orca Distribution West Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., received and repackaged pistachios recalled [emphasis mine] by Setton Pistachios of Terra Bella Inc.
  • Setton had recalled all of its pistachios because of possible salmonella contamination that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
  • The products were distributed to retail locations in airports and hotels nationwide in clear 6-ounce flexible plastic Ziploc bags, with "Sell By Dates" of "7/30/09" and "8/30/09."
  • The FDA said more than 660 products have been affected by the Setton Pistachio recall.
  • A FDA list of all recalled pistachio products is available at
Did you get that? They repackaged nuts that had been recalled due to salmonella contamination! And then sent them out for sale! GREED!

How can they get away with just simply ignoring the FDA?

Come on, people, put some teeth in those recalls! My God.

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