by in Food Borne Illnesses, Salmonella

On February 1, Braga Organic Farm issued a voluntary recall for pistachios after concerns arose that the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Salmonella contamination was discovered after routine testing was done by the FDA. The recalled pistachios were distributed to retail stores in Washington, Oregon, and California. They are packaged in green or clear bags, and a Best Buy date on the bottom of the bag. A full list of recalled products can be found here. No cases of illness have been associated with this recall.

If consumed, the recalled pistachios may cause a case of Salmonella poisoning to develop. Symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramping, and fever will develop between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The elderly, those with suppressed immune systems, and children are all at an increased risk of contracting a Salmonella infection. Although many cases of Salmonella poisoning will go away on their own within a week, it is still a good idea to contact a medical professional if you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning.