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How to handle the pistachio recall

Ellen Schuster, M.S., R.D., Associate State Specialist, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri Extension


Here are some key things to do and places to visit on the Web for the most current information about the recent pistachio recall.

Until the source of contamination has been found, don’t eat pistachios in any form. If you are in a restaurant or other food establishment, ask if any food contains pistachios.


Not sure what has been recalled? Go online to to find recalled products. If you have a food on the recall list, throw it out.


Cal-Pure co-op of California pistachio growers and the Western Pistachio Association have established, a consumer Web site about the recall. The site lists brands whose products do not contain pistachios from Setton, the original source of the recalled pistachio nuts. Information on this Web site has not been verified by the FDA and the agency is not responsible for its contents.


Consumers without Internet access can phone 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366).


For more information about this topic or any nutrition, fitness or health question, contact your local Extension office or call MU Extension’s Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.






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