Think Twice Before Putting Those Nuts in Your Mouth!
...and by nuts we mean pistachios. The FDA is warning consumers not to eat pistachios that are from California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards, which are the brands repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc., an Anaheim company, reports the OC Register. These pistachios may in fact be tainted with salmonella; Orca's involvement stems from an earlier recall of Setton Pistachio, another California distributor, who sent their nuts to Anaheim for repacking. Because "Orca has not made a public announcement regarding these products. Therefore, the FDA is issuing this press release to alert consumers so that they can take appropriate action.” If you've got pistachios in your pantry, check your nuts. These were "distributed to retail locations in airports and hotels nationwide [and] packaged in clear 6 ounce flexible plastic Ziploc bags, UPC Number: 8 10826 01116 2 with Sell By Dates of 7/30/09 and 8/30/09."