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Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Expands Nationwide Recall of Pistachios Because of Contamination with Salmonella Montevideo, Newport, Seftenberg and Larochelle

According to an FDA Press Release, Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling from nationwide distribution specific lots of bulk roasted shelled pistachios and 2,000 lbs., 1,700 lbs., 1,800 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. tote bags of roasted inshell pistachios sold to wholesale customers due to potential contamination with the Salmonella organism.

The Company is asking those firms who received bulk product and have further processed, repackaged, or distributed the affected products to recall those products and contact FDA.
In addition, the company is voluntarily recalling the following retail product: Setton Farms brand roasted salted shelled pistachios in 9 oz. film bags, UPC Code: 034325020252 with a "Best Before" date between 01/06/10 and 01/19/10. This product was distributed in the following states: SC, GA, FL, NC, VA, TN, KY.

Of the 2,000 known Salmonella Serotypes, the Salmonella Serotypes found in product test are as follows:

Montevideo – 9th most frequent serotype

Newport – 4th most frequent serotype

Seftenberg – 32nd most frequent serotype

Larochelle – not in the top 100