Pistachios Likely Cause of Salmonella Cases: CDCWeinberger
March 10, 2016 — The cause of a salmonella flare-up that has sickened 11 people in nine states is believed to be pistachios from California, the U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Prevention says.
Sicknesses began between Dec. 12, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016. Information accessible for nine patients shows two were hospitalized. No deaths have been detailed.
Findings by federal, state and nearby investigators demonstrate that pistachios from Brilliant Pistachios of Misplaced Hills, Calif. are the source of the flare-up, the CDC said.
On March 9, the company recalled a few flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to conceivable salmonella contamination. The recalled items were sold beneath the brand names Superb, Foremost Ranches, and Trader Joes. They were sold over the United States and in Canada.