Commack plant halts pistachio shipments

(AP) ? The Commack plant tied to a nationwidepistachio recall caused by salmonella fears says it has stoppedshipping pistachios and addressed health and safety problems foundinside its plant. The Food

News 12 Staff

Apr 2, 2009, 8:18 PM

Updated 5,586 days ago

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(AP) ? The Commack plant tied to a nationwidepistachio recall caused by salmonella fears says it has stoppedshipping pistachios and addressed health and safety problems foundinside its plant.
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating Commack-based Setton International Foods Inc. as part of thesalmonella scare involving its sister company, Setton Pistachio ofTerra Bella Inc.
The central California plant earlier this week recalled 2million pounds of nuts over fears of possible salmonellacontamination.
New York agricultural authorities found live and deadcockroaches and rodent droppings inside the Commack plant lastmonth.
Setton production manager Lee Cohen says those conditionsweren't related to the recall and the plant is now spotless.


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