The Packer reports today that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has linked 11 cases of salmonellosis to the consumption of fresh shelled peas from farmers markets.
A news release Aug. 11 tied seven illnesses to the peas, and another four cases have been confirmed since then.
The seven people initially reported as cases were all infected with the same strain of salmonella, and all of them had eaten fresh shelled peas that were purchased July 22 from farmers markets in Green Bay, Madison and Fond du Lac, according to the release.
Health officials are still working to determine the source of the outbreak.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has recommended that people throw away shelled peas purchased July 19-Aug. 5 at the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, the Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market, or the Fond du Lac Farmers Market.
Not included in that notice are peas that were sold in their pod or shell or peas purchased at other farmers markets.