I know that this is old news.
But, this may be why almonds are pasteurized.

Almond recall likely to grow
From: Daily Breeze | Date: May 29, 2004| Author: Gary Gentile THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Copyright 2004 Daily Breeze. Provided by ProQuest LLC.Copyright information

The normally quiet almond industry has suddenly found itself struggling with a food producer's worst nightmare: a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than two dozen people and prompted a nationwide recall.

Federal regulators have received reports of 25 people falling ill, most likely from raw almonds supplied by Paramount Farms in California, which grows its almonds in the heart of California's Central Valley. Paramount has voluntarily recalled 13 million pounds of raw almonds. The size of the recall announced this past week is likely to grow as federal investigators continue to ...

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