A 77-year-old Dayton woman is recovering after being hospitalized for salmonella poisoning from pepper. Shirley Shultz’s infection coincides with recalls of white and black pepper by California-based companies Union International Food Co. and CJ United Corp. over the last month. Shultz was discharged Tuesday from a Carson City hospital after spending over a week there.
The Nevada Health Division says Shultz is among nine Nevadans infected with salmonella from pepper this year, but she’s the only one who had to be hospitalized. The state had five reported cases in Washoe County, two in Carson City and one each in Lyon and Elko counties. Fifty similar cases were reported in California, Oregon and Washington.