If you’re a pistachio lover, you’ll want to take note of a
Salmonella-related recall of certain pistachios produced by Wonderful
Pistachios. So far 11 people have been linked to a multi-state outbreak
of salmonella, one of which occurred here in Georgia. This is a voluntary
recall by Wonderful Pistachios, based in California, which the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention reported on today.
States where illness has been reported include Georgia, Alabama, Virginia,
Arizona, Michigan, North Dakota, Connecticut, Washington, and Minnesota.
2 of the 11 reported cases of contamination illness resulted in hospitalization.
Three brand names are affected by this pistachio recall: Wonderful, Trader
Joe’s, and Paramount Farms. These brands are popular in the Atlanta
area, so it is important to make sure to check your packages for the dates
and code numbers listed at
Salmonella contamination can lead to serious infections and weakened immune
systems. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and more.
Young children and elderly people can be more at-risk of life-altering injuries.
This is the fourth pistachio recall in 2016.