Wonderful Pistachios linked to salmonella outbreak

- The CDC said it is investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella, possibly linked to Wonderful Pistachios brand nuts.

On March 9, Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California voluntarily recalled 46 lots of in-shell and shelled pistachios because they may be contaminated with salmonella. 

The pistachios were sold nationwide and in Canada under the brand names:

- Wonderful 

- Paramount Farms

- Trader Joe's

The CDC said 11 people in nine states have been infected with the outbreak strain of the disease. Two of them were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. States included Washington, Arizona, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. 

State, local, and federal public health officials together found indications pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios are a likely source of the outbreak. The CDC recommended consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios.

Products can be identified by a lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package. A table of recalled products is available at http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/montevideo-03-16/advice.html.

More information about the recall may be obtained from Wonderful Pistachios at http://www.wonderful.com/press/wonderful-pistachios-voluntarily-recalls-limited-product-due/ or by calling (844) 505-3844.

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