The Pendleton Panther

Govt Warning: Pistachios Can Kill You

Posted on: April 1, 2009

Salmonella strains were found last week during routine test by Kraft Foods, one company that purchased the nuts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that a California food processing plant is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million pounds of roasted pistachio products that can kill you very easily.  The nuts came from Setton Farms in Terra Bella, California.   They were largely distributed in 2,000-pound containers to food wholesalers who would then package them for resale or incorporate them as ingredients in other products.  But no other product can kill you as easily as these pistachios.  Dr. David Acheson said that 1,000 deaths have been linked to this case as of now.   This is a good thing because many people think that this could cause more illnesses.  Acheson emphasized that unlike the recent case of salmonella-tainted peanut butter, this recall was not prompted by an sickness outbreak, saying the decision was a “proactive” move.   The FDA is advising consumers not to eat any pistachio products because of all the deaths, but not to throw them out, either, because they could contaminate your trash so much that the smell could kill you.

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  • Rob Dresser: Many people have a poor grasp of what this is about. At its core this is about advanced stage terminal illness and relieving those in that condition

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