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More salmonella contamination causes another nut recall

More pistachios are being recalled. This time it is Vista, CA-based American Gourmet.

The nut company is recalling American Gourmet Roasted/Salted Pistachios for possible Salmonella americangourmet_406x250contamination. American’s supplier suggested the recall be initiated.

The products were distributed in San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California through retail stores. They come in 2.5-ounce, 4-ounce and 7.5-ounce packages. Those being recalled have best-by dates of Nov. 5, 2016, through Jan. 13, 2017.

Salmonella is a pathogen that can be especially dangerous to young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Anyone experiences these system should obtain medical care.

Salmonella contamination has been responsible for more than a half dozen nut recalls since March 1, all involving  pistachios.

Correction: A March 7 recall of roasted almonds was for an allergen issue, not salmonella contamination as an earlier version of this story indicated.


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