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ios94 | Sep 24, 200909:53 AM     14

I know this should be in the general thread but I thought as many people should be made aware as possible.

I'll summarise my story.

I've had a bitter aftertaste in mouth since Monday.

Wednesday AM rolls around and I still taste the bitterness so I decide to do a Google search (”bitter taste in my mouth") and low and behold I find a bunch of links about pine nuts and pesto.

Saturday afternoon I had gone to one of the nut stores around L'acadie off the 40, they usually have 2 types of pine nuts; Chinese pine nuts and the shorter slightly more expensive pine nuts, I believe Pakistani ones. Well, they were out of the more expensive ones I usually buy so I bought a few hundred grams of the Chinese ones. Saturday night I made some pesto, Monday the aftertaste began.

I called Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) today who in turn told me to call the City Of Montreal Food Inspection division.

The city told me they have had a number of complaints in the last few weeks and are visiting the stores where the complaints are coming from, at the moment they said it is only a voluntary removal of the pine nuts. She also said that they have been in touch with the CFIA but they are not being very helpful or proactive.

From what I've read that's all it really seems to be, oxidization as supposedly pine nuts don't keep too long. The complaints come from all over N.America and even Europe and Australia, fortuantely it doesn't seem to be much more than a few days of inconvenience on your taste buds.

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