FDA confirms-peanut butter company salmonella outbreak source

Connecticut health officials confirm salmonella in unopened King Nut tub.

San Francisco, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Ongoing nationwide salmonella outbreak source was confirmed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) www.fda.gov. Connecticut health officials have found Salmonella typhimurium in an unopened King Nut peanut butter tub. According to federal regulators at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) www.cdc.gov in Atlanta, Georgia, over 486 people have been infected with this specific salmonella strain since September 2008. This specific salmonella outbreak may also be linked to 6 reported deaths.

More than 125 products have been voluntarily recalled since the initial discovery of the possible link to peanut butter. Kellogg Co., NutriSystem Inc., PetSmart Inc., Kroger, Hy-Vee, are among dozens of major food companies who have recalled products made with peanut paste of peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America. King Nut of Solon, Ohio distributes peanut butter under their label made by Peanut Corp. To hospitals, restaurants, long-term care facilities and other food service accounts.

For a complete list of the recalled products visit the FDA’s website at www.fda.gov. To learn more about salmonella food poisoning and its associated symptoms go to the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov.

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