Wonderful Pistachios recalled due to salmonella

Posted at 5:48 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 20:43:09-05

A recall is in place for pistachios produced by Kern County-based Wonderful Pistachios. 

The Centers for Disease Control says there are reports of salmonella in nine states across the United States stemming from the pistachios.

Eleven cases have been reported in nine states, including two people who have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. Cases have been reported in Washington, Arizona, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Connecticut, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama. 

Wonderful Pistachios, based in Lost Hills, voluntarily ordered the recall of "a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios because they may be contaminated with the bacteria."

In a statement, Wonderful Pistachios says the pistachios are sold under to brand names: Wonderful; Paramount Farms; and Trader Joe’s, and were sold nationwide and in Canada.

Trader Joe’s says the following In-Shell, Roasted Pistachios products with the “BEST IF USED BY” date codes from 2016 OCT 27 through 2016 NOV 04 may be contaminated with Salmonella: Trader Joe’s Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios (UPC 0007 9990); Trader Joe’s Dry Roasted & Salted Pistachios (UPC 0007 9983); Trader Joe’s 50% Less Salt Roasted & Salted Pistachios (UPC 0011 1348).

All lots of Dry Roasted & Unsalted Pistachios, Roasted & Salted Pistachios, and 50% Less Salt Roasted & Salted Pistachios have been removed from store shelves and their sale has been suspended while the issue is investigated, according to a Trader Joe’s news release.

Click here for the link to the FDA's posting of pistachios that are being recalled. 

Trader Joe’s says anyone who bought any of these In-Shell, Roasted Pistachio products with the specified “BEST IF USED BY” dates from 2016 OCT 27 through 2016 NOV 04, should discard them or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund.