Pistachios Recalled Due to Salmonella Outbreak
Wonderful Pistachios is voluntarily recalling a limited number of flavors and sixes of in-shell and shelled pistachios.
The agency says people began getting sick on December 12 and those affected range in age from 9 to 69.
At least 11 people across the country, including one person in MI have been sickened from a suspected Salmonella outbreak in select bags of pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, Calif.
That's the same farm Trader Joe's and Wonderful Pistachio brands are sourced from. The numbers are available on the company's website through a link in a news release about the recall. Two of them were hospitalized.
Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased the affected products are advised to contact their retailer.
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections. No deaths had been reported as of Wednesday afternoon.
Besides the Washington cases, illnesses include two in Arizona and one each in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota and Virginia. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.