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Salmonella: The Revenge

It might be time to throw out that bag of pistachios you had set aside for March Madness this week. Pistachio flavored ice cream, cake mix, that all has to go too. The FDA has issued a warning regarding pistachios distributed by California-based Setton Pistachio. The company is the second largest producer of pistachios in the country. Recently, an outbreak of salmonella occurred in peanut products due to blatant neglect by a company based in Georgia. That case is still being brought under control. The two cases do not appear to be related. The AP reports that pistachios are typically cleansed of dangerous bacteria when they are roasted, but that they can be re-contaminated if "mice, rats or birds get into the facility."