Food, Health

WARNING: Pistachio Recall Due To Salmonella Outbreak

11 Mar , 2016  

Are you a pistachio lover? Pistachio lovers, beware! Several varieties of pistachios produced by Wonderful Pistachios are being recalled due to at least 11 salmonella outbreaks across 9 states. That includes

  • Georgia
  • Arizona (two cases have taken place here)
  • Michigan
  • Virginia
  • Connecticut
  • North Dakota
  • Washington (two cases have taken place here)
  • Minnesota

Affected pistachio brands include

  • Wonderful
  • Paramount Farms
  • Trader Joe’s

This recall applies to both the US and Canada. If you have pistachios from any of these brands in your cupboard check the 13-digit lot number on the “lower back or bottom panel of the package”, and visit Wonderful’s website to see if that lot number has been recalled. If it has then throw the nuts away. Then cut out the lot number on the packaging and either send it to Wonderful or bring it to the store where you purchased the pistachios. You will get a refund.

Salmonella is a bacteria that, upon infecting people, produces symptoms like abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Symptoms span about four to seven days. As of March 10, nobody has died but two people have been hospitalized.

Be sure to spread the word to anyone who loves and eats pistachios!