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Peanut Butter Salmonella Update

Salmonella Confirmed In Georgia Peanut Butter

According to AP reports a few moments ago:

A week after ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled peanut butter from its Georgia plant after a salmonella outbreak, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the presence of the dangerous germ.  Opened jars from people who were sickened in New York, Oklahoma and Iowa tested positive for salmonella, said Dave Daigle, a spokesman for the CDC in Atlanta.

“Now the question becomes, how did the salmonella get in the jar,” Daigle said.

CDC Outbreak update:

As of February 21st at 12 PM EST, the last time when numbers were updated, 329 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Tennessee have been reported to CDC from 41 states. Among 249 patients for whom clinical information is available, 51 (21%) were hospitalized. No deaths have been attributed to this infection. Onset dates, which are known for 224 patients, ranged from August 1, 2006 to February 2, 2007, and 60% of these illnesses began after December 1, 2006.

Marler Clark updates can be found at www.peanutbutterclassaction.com:

  • David Richardson

    I would like some advice on finding a lawyer to represent me in this case. I have been gravely ill since before thanksgiving last year.

  • Brenda Hodges

    I called my Mother today-she is (80)yrs. old and she said she had forgotten to tell me she had a jar of peanut butter with the #2111 on the lid–she likes peanut butter and bananna sandwiches–I knew she has been sick but didn’t know why until today–We live in Louisiana and it was bought at Wal-Mart! Any advice on where to go from here?? A shame an 80 yr. old can’t eat a sandwich without getting sick–a good thing she is in generally good health–could have been really bad at her age!