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March 10, 2016: Wonderful Pistachios Likely Source of Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections

Wonderful Pistachios Outbreak

On March 10, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios due to the risk of contracting a Salmonella infection. This warning came after an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo infections, which the CDC, multiple states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have traced back to the nut company.

Eleven Sickened by Salmonella Montevideo Infections After Wonderful Pistachios Outbreak

These agencies reported that their “collaborative investigative efforts […] indicate that pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios are a likely source of this outbreak.” At this point, eleven people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from nine states. Two of these eleven ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Wonderful Pistachios Outbreak and Recall

This outbreak report was preceded by a March 9, 2016 recall. On March 9, 2016, Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, California recalled a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios because due to the possibility for the product to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The FDA provided the following recall details:

  • The pistachios were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe’s, and were sold nationwide and in Canada, Mexico, and Peru.
  • Products can be identified by a lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.
  • Products have a long shelf life and may still be in people’s homes.

View the full recall details here.

Salmonella Lawsuits and Food Poisoning Lawsuit Help

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About Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.

According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.

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