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Nuts and sprouts recalled due to salmonella risk

Eggs have garnered the lion’s share of attention recently, but with 2010 being such a salmonella dominated year in terms of food safety events, not surprising that two other common culprits have again been recalled due to salmonella contamination.

Yesterday, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today alerted consumers that Snow White Food Products Inc., located in 621 Bergen Street in Brooklyn, New York, recalled certain packages of "Alfalfa Sprouts" due to the presence of Salmonella.  The recalled "Alfalfa Sprouts" is packaged in a 3.5 ounce plastic clamshell container which is uncoded. It has a UPC code of 0-46421-11236-6. The product was distributed in New York State.  The contamination was discovered after a sample analyzed by the New York State Food Laboratory revealed the presence of Salmonella in some 3.5 ounce containers of Snow White Food Products "Alfalfa Sprouts." Production and sale of the product has been suspended.

And today, GloryBee Foods, Inc., of Eugene, Oregon voluntarily recalled Aunt Patty’s brand 5 pound bags of Whole Raw Pistachios and 25 lb. boxes of Specialty Commodities brand Whole Raw Pistachios Kernels, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Also today, AustiNuts Wholesale, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of pistachio kernel products due to salmonella contamination.  Are the AustiNuts and GloryBee recalls related to a July recall of pistachios by California Delights, Inc.?