Wednesday, April 1, 2009

CFIA Issues 'Health Hazard Alert' for Pistachios

First it was peanuts, now pistachios? What the heck is going on with all of these nut scares?

Pistachios have recently been recalled in the US due to fears surrounding salmonella contamination, and now Frito Lay Canada is recalling their 'Munchies' brand pistachios for the same reason. The company and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are warning the public not to consume Munchies brand pistachios sold in 50-gram packages (UPC 0 60410 04595 4) bearing dates between Aug. 4 and Dec. 15, 2009.

The good news is that there have been no reports of anyone falling ill from these products, but it's still a rather scary thought. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry, especially in light of all of the recently publicized recalls!

For more information about salmonella and food borne illness, you can access the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's info page here.