Multi-state outbreak of salmonella bacteria traced to pine nuts

Pine nuts imported from Turkey and sold in Wegmans supermarkets are responsible for a multistate outbreak of Salmonella bacteria infections. A 42 cases in six U.S. states (Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) have been recorded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported. The pine nuts are found in prepared foods such as salads or mixed with other products such as asparagus. Wegmans Food Markets has recalled 5,000 pounds of the pine nuts.

Travellers who plan to purchase food to prepare their own meals should be aware of this food recall. Any foods prepared with the recalled product, including pesto, salads, and baked goods should be avoided.

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