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Almonds Recalled After Reports of Illness

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(Washington-AP) -- A California company is recalling five (M)million pounds of raw almonds sold nationwide after the Food and Drug Administration received seven reports of food poisoning.

Paramount Farms of Los Angeles says the recalled almonds may contain salmonella, a harmful germ that can cause food poisoning. The recall covers two-point-seven (M)million packages of raw almonds sold under the brand names Kirkland Signature, Sunkist and Trader Joe's.

The F-D-A received reports that the seven people in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Utah were sick with salmonella enteritidis, a type of food poisoning.

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