Wonderful brand pistachios recalled in Canada

Pistachios blamed for at least 11 illnesses in U.S.

ATLANTA — At least 11 people in nine U.S. states have been infected in a salmonella outbreak linked to pistachios and two of them have been hospitalized.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the affected pistachios are also sold in Canada.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Trader Joe’s brand pistachios are being recalled from a Pirate Joe’s location in Vancouver.

The CDC says some pistachios also sold under the brand names of Paramount Farms and Wonderful have been recalled by the grower due to the risk of salmonella contamination.

The agency says people began getting sick on Dec. 12 and those affected range in age from 9 to 69. The states involved are Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington.

The CDC said the investigation is ongoing.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last four to seven days. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

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