Two more pistachio brands linked to recall
June 24, 2009
by Eric Schroeder
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration late Monday warned consumers not to eat California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards brands of pistachios repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc., Anaheim, Calif. According to the F.D.A., Orca received and repacked pistachios recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., Terra Bella, Calif. Setton has been at the center of the recall since the outbreak was first disclosed in late March.
The pistachios, the focus of possible Salmonella contamination, were distributed to retail locations in airport and hotels nationwide, according to the F.D.A.
The F.D.A. said the Orca was identified as a possible source after the agency visited Orca as part of its audit checks to follow up on Setton Pistachio’s recall.
So far, more than 660 products have been included in the F.D.A.’s list of recalled products because of their association with the recall by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc.