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Wegmans Turkish Pine Nuts Sicken Customers in Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia with Salmonella

pine-nuts.jpgA total of 42 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 6 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state with the outbreak strain is as follows: Arizona (1), Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), New York (26), Pennsylvania (8), and Virginia (4).

Turkish pine nuts sold in bulk bins at Wegmans grocery stores, and some Turkish pine nuts consumed as an ingredient in prepared foods, such as Caprese salad or asparagus with pine nuts, sold at Wegmans stores, have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. According to the CDC, among 30 ill persons for whom information is available, 19 (63%) reported consuming Turkish pine nuts or products containing these pine nuts in the week before their illness began.