Trader Joe's recalls pistachios for Salmonella risk

- Wonderful Pistachios issued a voluntary recall of several varieties of pistachios due to risk of Salmonella. They were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe's in the United States and Canada.

The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies to investigate the outbreak.

Recalled products can be identified by a lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.

There have been 11 reported cases in nine states, including Minnesota, resulting in two hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported.

Full list of recalled items: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm489959.htm

Advice to consumers and retailers from the CDC

  • We recommend that consumers do not eat and retailers do not sell recalled pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios
  • These products have a long shelf life and may still be in people's homes.
  • Products can be identified by a lot code number that can be found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.
  • Return recalled pistachios to the place of purchase for a refund.
  • Even if some of the pistachios have been eaten and no one has gotten sick, don't eat them and return the product.
  • Contact your health care provider if you think you may have become ill from eating contaminated pistachios.

Signs + symptoms

Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:

Diarrhea
Fever
Abdominal cramps

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