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Minnesota, North Dakota salmonella cases associated with pistachios

ST. PAUL -- Single cases of salmonella associated with Wonderful Pistachios have been reported in Minnesota and North Dakota. The Minnesota case was a man who was not hospitalized and has recovered. The North Dakota case was in Morton County but ...

ST. PAUL -- Single cases of salmonella associated with Wonderful Pistachios have been reported in Minnesota and North Dakota.

The Minnesota case was a man who was not hospitalized and has recovered. The North Dakota case was in Morton County but not other information about the victim was released.

Wonderful Pistachios of Lost Hills, Calif., voluntarily recalled selected in-shell and shelled pistachios due to possible Salmonella contamination in an announcement Wednesday.

The pistachios were sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms, and Trader Joe’s.

The Minnesota and North Dakota departments of health are working with the federal and state health agencies to investigate the outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo associated with eating that brand of pistachios with 11 cases reported in nine states. No deaths have been reported.

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Kenan Bollinger, director of the food and lodging division for the North Dakota Department of Health, urged residents who have that brand of pistachios in storage to return them to the store for a refund of if they have eaten the product and have had symptoms to visit their doctor. The North Dakota case was first reported in early February. 

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