Setton International Foods, Inc., has just announced another expansion of its previously announced recall for Salmonella contaminated pistachios. 

This announcement is a clarification to their earlier clarification issued on April 20, 2009 which specified that a small amount of the 2007 pistachio crop that was packaged alongside the 2008 pistachio crop was included in their expanded voluntary recall announced on April 6, 2009 due to potential contamination with the Salmonella organism.

Umm, I thought the whole point of a clarification was to make clear that which was not previously clear–to free the mind from ambiguity.  So if this clarification clarifies the earlier clarification, are we all clear now?

I say just head over the FDA’s website and check out the complete list of products currently affected.  And as the FDA’s notice makes clear, "consumers should not eat pistachios or food products containing them (such as pistachio bakery goods and pistachio ice cream) until they can determine that the products do not contain pistachios recalled by Setton."