FRESNO, Calif. — Federal food safety officials are warning consumers to stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination.
The Food and Drug Administration said tonight that central California-based Setton Farms is voluntarily recalling more than 1 million pounds of nuts.
No illnesses have been reported, but the plant has been shut down voluntarily since late last week.
California health officials say that because Setton Farms shipped nuts to 36 wholesalers across the country, it will take weeks to figure out how many products could be affected.
Setton Farms, based in Terra Bella, a rural hamlet in Tulare County, is the nation’s second-largest pistachio processor.