The salmonella outbreak in peanut butter sickened 691 people and may have contributed to the deaths of nine. Now we are looking at contaminated pistachios.
Setton has voluntarily recalled about 2 million pounds of roasted in-shell and shelled pistachios. No illnesses have been reported.
While the automatic identification industry has taken notice, systems are not moving into place fast enough.
How many food items need to sicken the American people before companies do something to either prevent outbreaks or puts checks and balances in place to assure product safety?
If better technology can identify salmonella, then why can't similiar technology track and trace items that need to be recalled?
Aside from nuts, mayonnaise sold in Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana was voluntarily recalled by the Kroger supermarket chain on Wednesday.
You can find a list of recalled products here.