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Pistachio nuts recalled for salmonella risk

Wonderful Pistachios, the California-sourced nuts in the distinctive black and green bag, have been recalled after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The voluntary recall involves 23 different sizes and varieties of the product, including shelled, in-shell, salted, unsalted, as well as sweet chili and salt and pepper flavors. They were sold nationwide and in Canada under the Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe’s private label brands.

Salmonella can cause serious illness or death in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Others can experience flu-like systems that can worsen to other, more serious conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control is looking into a Salmonella outbreak linked to the pistachio, through which 11 people were sickened in nine states. Two people were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. None of the reported illnesses were in New York State.

The product can be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. A full list of the affected product can be found on the Food and Drug Administration website here.

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