Pistachios Likely Cause of Salmonella Cases: CDC

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March 10, 2016 -- The cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 11 people in nine states is believed to be pistachios from California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Illnesses began between Dec. 12, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016. Information available for nine patients shows two were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Findings by federal, state and local investigators indicate that pistachios from Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, Calif. are the source of the outbreak, the CDC said.

On March 9, the company recalled some flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to possible salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joes. They were sold across the United States and in Canada.