But in all seriousness, the warnings stem from salmonella in the nuts.
Contamination from rats and the like at the factory.
Doesn't this scare and repulse anyone else? Rodents have contaminated a large source of the food supply (as is the case with the peanut products). Apparently, this was not the company's first violation, but it was enough to put them out of business.
This is frightening.
And to think, when we saw the pistachios dyed red at Times Square under the heat lamps, I used to think that was gross!