On March 7, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its “last planned web update” on the Salmonella outbreak linked with consumption of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter. By that date, the CDC had received reports of 425 cases of food poisoning linked with the outbreak. Reports had come from 44 states. Approximately 20% of affected individuals had been hospitalized, and no deaths had been reported.
The outbreak strain (Salmonella Tennessee) has been found in opened jars of peanut butter that were tested after being obtained from individuals who had become ill. All of the peanut butter in question was manufactured at the same facility in Georgia. The FDA and the manufacturer are working together in an effort to learn how the product became contaminated with Salmonella.
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Mr. Weinberg is part of a team of attorneys currently representing dozens of individuals injured in the recent Arby’s Salmonella outbreak in Valdosta, GA, and numerous victims of the recent Peter Pan brand peanut butter Salmonella outbreak. For more information about these cases, please visit the January 17, 2007, and February 22, 2007, posts under “Food Poisoning Outbreaks and Recall News” on this blog.
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To read the complete CDC update, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/salmonellosis_2007/outbreak_notice.htm#advice
Please see E Coli Panera Bread Food Poisoning for information regarding this E. coli outbreak that has sickened 8 in New Jersey.