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FDA Warns of Possible Salmonella in Pistachios

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According to the FDA, consumers should not eat two brands of pistachios that are associated with a salmonella-related recall because they may have been repackaged before being sold in airports and hotels.

The brands to avoid are California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards, both of which were repackaged by Orca Distribution. (Anaheim, CA).

"The company (Orca) did not publicly announce its recall. We are warning consumers not to eat these brands of pistachio," FDA spokeswoman Stephanie Kwisnek said on Tuesday in a telephone interview. -Reuters

The salmonella pistachios originally came from Setton Pistachio (Terra Bella, CA), which recalled its products nationwide in March after the bacteria had been found in some of the nuts.

Symptoms of salmonella infection generally begin with nausea and vomiting, and progress to abdominal pains, cramps, and diarrhea which can last anywhere from two days to a week. Typically, patients can recover without treatment, but young children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems can require hospitalization for dehydration and other complications.

Earlier this year, more than 500 people were sickened and at least seven died of food poisoning from salmonella-tainted peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America.

If you have been sickened by pistachios or any other contaminated consumer product, contact The Ferrara Law Firm to find out more about your right to compensation.