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The Recall of Peanut Butter Products Grows as Do The Salmonella Illnesses

As of a few moments ago, the FDA website has added at least two more recalled products.  Please check the site and your cupboards.  My advise is to simply stay away from peanut products for a few more days until things clear up a bit more.

From the CDC – Monday, January 19, 2009, 485 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states and Canada. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arizona (10), Arkansas (4), California (62), Colorado (11), Connecticut (9), Georgia (6), Hawaii (3), Idaho (11), Illinois (5), Indiana (4), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine (4), Maryland (8), Massachusetts (42), Michigan (25), Minnesota (35), Missouri (9), Mississippi (3), Nebraska (2), New Hampshire (11), New Jersey (19), New York (18), Nevada (5), North Carolina (4), North Dakota (10), Ohio (65), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (7), Pennsylvania (14), Rhode Island (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (9), Texas (6), Utah (5), Vermont (4), Virginia (20), Washington (13), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (3), and Wyoming (2).

Among the 469 persons with dates available, illnesses began between September 8, 2008 and January 9, 2009. Patients range in age from <1 to 98 years; 48% are female. Among persons with available information, 23% reported being hospitalized. Infection may have contributed to six deaths.