Raw Pistachios Likely Cause of Salmonella Scare: Firm

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2009 3:14 PM CDT
Workers at Setton International Foods Inc.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The company responsible for the current pistachio salmonella scare says its product was likely contaminated by raw nuts, not humans or animals, the AP reports. Setton International Foods says roasted pistachios shipped to Kraft could have come in contact with raw nuts at its California plant. The raw pistachios can carry salmonella. Kraft has expanded its recall to include Planters and Back to Nature nut products.