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Pistachio Recall: Kraft Gives A look At How It Happened

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With peanuts being the issue a couple of months ago, many people were surprised with the sudden inclusion of Pistachio’s as another nut to worry about. Unlike the congressional action that was needed to get the answers with the peanuts, Kraft has quickly provided insight into what happened.

Workers at one of Kraft’s manufacturers in Illinois turned up a contaminated batch of fruits and nuts in December 2007. Then, in September of last year, another positive sample appeared. After thousands of tests, Kraft was able to pinpoint the source of the second positive test as California-based Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. Kraft also notified the FDA at that time.

Hopefully, these actions not only kept people safe, but was an example of companies learning from the past problems. More than a dozen other companies that got their nuts from the California plant have recalled their pistachio products this week for fear of possible contamination. On Friday, Setton International announced it was also voluntarily recalling about 118,000 pounds of pistachio products.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.