The Food and Drug Administration and the California Department of Public Health continue to investigate the Salmonella outbreak in pistachios from Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc.
The company, based in Terra Bella, Calif., is voluntarily recalling all lots of roasted in-shell pistachios and roasted shelled pistachios from the 2008 crop, according to the FDA.
The firm also is recalling raw shelled pistachios from the 2008 crop. More than 1 million pounds of nuts are involved.
Because pistachios are used as ingredients in other foods, the FDA has compiled a database of recalled products. It also is warning consumers not to eat anything that may contain pistachios unless they can be sure the nuts are not part of the Setton recall.
In response to the recall, CAL-Pure Co-op and the Fresno, Calif.-based Western Pistachio Commission have created the Web site, http://www.pistachiorecall.org/.
A link from the FDA's Web site to the industry site has a disclaimer, saying, "The information on the following website has not been verified by FDA and FDA is not responsible for its content. FDA has not determined if specific products listed on this site are being produced in a fashion to ensure the products are safe."
The industry Web site contains a list of products that do not contain Setton pistachios.
The pistachio commission also has posted a list of consumer questions and answers on its site, http://www.westernpistachio.org.