I'd like a neat way to parse a list

I have a text file, which contains lots of configuration parameters, e.g.

file.txt:
blah, blah, blah
HOSTS=10.10.12.7,10.10.12.16,10.10.12.20,10.10.13.235
blah, blah, blah

I want to do stuff with each host in this list.  I have a very crude parse as follows in my script.

for i in `grep HOSTS file.txt | awk -F"=" '{print $2}' | awk -F"," '{print $1" "$2" "$3" "$4" "$5" "$6" "$7" "$8" "$9}'`
  do
      stuff
  done

I don't want to list the elements $1 etc. as the list could be any size.  Anyone have a neater way for doing this?
micktAsked:
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ozoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
IFS=,
for i in `awk -F= '$1=="HOSTS"{print $2}' file.txt`
  do
      stuff
  done
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micktAuthor Commented:
Doesn't work as it is seen as a single entity, i.e. 10.10.12.7,10.10.12.16,10.10.12.20,10.10.13.235

What I need to so is break it out further so that I can for example ssh to each IP.
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ozoCommented:
Did you set
IFS=,
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micktAuthor Commented:
Forgot the ,

Great, thanks.
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