On March 10, 2016 the CDC announced a total of 11 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 9 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 12, 2015 to February 9, 2016. Ill people range in age from 9 years to 69, with a median age of 31. Seventy-three percent of ill people are male. Among 9 ill people with available information, 2 reported being hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported. The outbreak is linked to Wonderful Pistachios.
Braga Organic Farms announced February 1, 2016 the recall of pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella, The recalled nuts were distributed in retail stores in California, Oregon and Washington, and was distributed through online sales nationwide. The product came in a clear or green standup bag, with the date code stamped on the bottom of the bag. The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella in a one-pound package of raw pistachio kernels purchased online.
International Foodsource, LLC issued a recall on February 12, 2015 of Various Raw Pistachios Products due to Possible Salmonella Risk. The products were distributed to food service and retail stores nationally. This was brought to attention by the FDA after their contract testing laboratory analysis revealed the presence of Salmonella in one of the 19 retail 5oz bags of Valued Naturals Raw Pistachio Kernels, Lot 79249.
Kanan Enterprises announced March 10, 2016 the recall of natural in shell pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella. A third party supplier who makes this product has asked us to issue this recall because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The only item that is affected by this recall is Favorites Natural Pistachios, a 4.5 ounce stand up pouch bag with a UPC 0 38445 12286 5 and a date code of 15 Feb 2017 and 16 Feb 2017. This product was distributed nationally through convenience stores.
Wonderful Pistachios announced March 10, 2016 that it was recalling a limited number of flavors and sizes of in-shell and shelled pistachios due to a risk of Salmonella contamination. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the products were linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis. The products, which were distributed through several retailers nationwide, and in Canada, Mexico, and Peru, can be identified by a 13-digit lot code number found on the lower back or bottom panel of the package.
Texas Star Nut & Food Company expands a previous recall issued on March 10, 2016, to include products distributed to Retailers nationwide. These products were sold between 8/13/2015 and 2/24/2016. The company ceased the distribution of all of the above products containing pistachio kernels. The recall was as a result of a routine, random sampling program conducted by a FDA third party contracted lab which revealed that the Nature’s Eats Natural Pistachio Kernels product contained Salmonella.
Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $600 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants. The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.
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