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2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

In March 2016 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to consumption of "Wonderful Pistachios," a Lost Hills, California product sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Trader Joe's. A total of 11 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella were reported from nine states. Two ill people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Among people for whom information was available, illnesses started on dates ranging from January 3, 2016 to March 25, 2016. On March 9, 2016 Wonderful Pistachios voluntarily recalled a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios because of the possibility of contamination with Salmonella.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Washington, Michigan, Virginia, Alaska, North Dakota, Alabama, Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Nuts, Pistachios
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Trader Joe's, Paramount Farms, Wonderful Pistachios
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 11
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 11
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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