FDA Conducts Genetic Testing for Salmonella-Pistachio Link

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here is conducting genetic tests to establish a possible link between consumer illnesses and samples of pistachios containing multiple strains of Salmonella.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here is conducting genetic tests to establish a possible link between consumer illnesses and samples of pistachios containing multiple strains of Salmonella.

Earlier this week, Setton Pistachio, Terra Bella, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of specific lots of approximately 1 million pounds of bulk roasted in-shell and roasted shelled pistachios that were shipped on or after Sept. 1, 2008.

The FDA first learned of the

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