March 22, 2017

Law Firm Files First Pistachio Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit

The first lawsuit stemming from the Pistachio Salmonella outbreak in behalf of a Minnesota man who developed a Salmonella infection after eating Wonderful brand pistachios has been filed. The suit was filed today, March 17, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (Case 0:16-cv-00676) According to the complaint, the man ate Wonderful pistachios in February and then became ill with symptoms of a Salmonella infection including stomach cramps and diarrhea. He saw a doctor and was diagnosed with a Salmonella Montevideo infection through tests on a stool sample. Further testing showed the strain that sickened the man was a genetic match to the strain linked to the outbreak strain that has sickened 11 other people from December 2015 to February … [Read more...]

Salmonella Recall for Favorites Natural Pistachios

Kanan Enterprises has issued a recall for in shell pistachios due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recall stems from a notice by a third party supplier who said the nuts have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product, Favorites Natural Pistachios, was sold in 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 and was distributed nationally through convenience stores. No other products or dates are affected. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhea that can be bloody.   … [Read more...]

Salmonella Recall for Nature’s Eats Pistachios

Texas Star Nut and Food Co. Inc.  has issued a recall for Nature’s Eats natural pistachio kernels, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers who have purchased these nuts should not eat them as Salmonella can cause serious illness. The recalled product was sold in 8 oz. cello bags with the lot code 40262001 and the "best by" date "1/4/2017." It was sold at retail locations in Texas and Louisiana from January 22, 2016 to February 3, 2016. The company has ceased the distribution of this specific lot of natural pistachio kernels. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

Wonderful brand pistachios have been linked to a nine-state Salmonella Montevideo outbreak that has sickened 11 people, hospitalizing two of them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A recall has been issued for pistachios sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe's, consumers who have purchased the recalled nuts should not eat them. State and federal health officials have used DNA "fingerprinting" to identify case patients, who range in age from 9 years to 69 year old.  Those sickened reported onset of illness dates ranging from December 12, 2015 to February 9, 2016. The outbreak strain has also been isolated  from samples of raw pistachios collected from Paramount Farms, where Wonderful pistachios are grown. Health officials … [Read more...]

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