Yes, it’s another food outbreak!
Unfortunately, yet another food outbreak is being reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but in this case, the culprit is a potential salmonella infection in certain pistachios. Nine states have been affected so far, including our home state of Georgia, as well as Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington.
Salmonella is responsible for 1 million cases of foodborne illness in the United States annually, including 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Illness generally appears quickly after ingesting the bacteria, and symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps and last four to seven days. If you believe you may have been affected by contaminated pistachios, please consult your health care provider.
The CDC said the investigation is ongoing.
For more information: CDC.gov