The normally quiet almond industry is reeling from a salmonella outbreak.
Federal regulators have received reports of 25 people falling ill and recalled 13 million pounds of raw almonds supplied by Paramount Farms in California´s Central Valley. And the size of the recall announced this past week is likely to grow. This, as federal investigators continue to identify distributors and repackagers of almonds that originated from Paramount.
The recall covers millions of packages sold under a variety of brand names across the country as well as almonds shipped to eight countries.
So far, investigators have found no trace of salmonella in any of the recalled almonds or at Paramount. Experts say it is possible the outbreak may never be traced to its source.