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Nearly 50 salmonella cases now linked to peanut butter in N.Y.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. State health officials say the number of salmonella cases tied to tainted peanut butter in New York has risen to 48. That’s more than ten percent of the 425 cases reported nationwide.
Although jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter were removed from store shelves three weeks ago, the number of salmonella cases has continued to go up.  Eight cases linked to peanut butter now have been confirmed in Monroe County, which includes the city of Rochester. That’s the highest in the state.  But a local health department spokesman says there haven’t been any new cases. He says more detailed D-N-A testing has helped to confirm the peanut butter link in previously known cases.  According to the state Department of Health, 20 of New York’s 62 counties now have at least one salmonella case tied to peanut butter.

We have continued to get calls and emails for folks all over the country who believe that they or a family member became ill after eating Salmonella-tainted peanut butter.  Although the calls and emails have slowed, we have received nearly 5,000 to date.

  • Lisa Johnson

    Hello…I recently submitted two files to your office, one for myself and one for my son Dusty Johnson, age 11yrs.., But I never received the other packet to fill out and file for my son Coty Johnson. All three of us became very ill from the Peter Pan Peanut Butter. I did call and spoke with Mr. Marler, and at that time, over 3 weeks ago now, I was told the packet would be mailed. I understand your office is VERY busy at this time, but could you please send me the last packet for my son Coty so we can get it filed while the information is still fresh in my mind.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Johnson