So pistachios are included in a number of trail mixes. When were we going to figure that the problem might be larger than a few pistachios? It looks like it’s taken several days to understand that the little kernels in the mixes are part of the problem, but it is best to recall pistachios themselves. Who’s in charge here? Who’s paying attention?
Whole and shelled pistachios got the salmonella scream today. It’s about time that a recall followed a more thorough process. Nut mixes are just a part of the story. If it’s a salmonella problem, a voluntary recall is nice, but as we have discussed before, slow decision-making hardly warrants headlines. Something is amiss. Several grocery chains decided to tackle the problem without waiting for further tests. They took pistachios off the shelf. Why wait?
Skip looking through the mixes for the little kernels. Recognize that Setton Pistachio, the country’s second largest supplier of pistachios, is voluntarily recalling bulk roasted and roasted in-shell pistachios for fear of the Salmonella outbreak. They are a proud company as their logo demonstrates. Yet their web site does not mention the recall. Not a good move. Information such as this needs to be a banner headline. They notified the FDA, now they need to make certain everyone knows that there is a health risk.
One bad nut does not spoil the party or does it?