Peanut Corporation of America

486 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arizona (10), Arkansas (4), California (62), Colorado (12), Connecticut (9), Georgia (6), Hawaii (3), Idaho (11), Illinois (5), Indiana (4), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky

I sometimes just have to look out the office window.

The CDC reported today that 488 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states and Canada.

The FDA is adding more company press releases as the recall expands:

* Trader Joe’s Announces Voluntary Recall of Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter

Talked to the folks at USA Today between fielding phone calls of upset parents and family members of people, many kids, sickened with Salmonella-tainted Peanut Butter.  The story in part reads:

The pace of new recall announcements has been slow, some food-safety experts say….

The recall has engulfed snack foods popular with children. Salmonella is

A lawsuit stemming from the national outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in peanut butter will be filled Tuesday against the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in the US District Court, Middle District of Georgia. The complaint was filed on behalf of Vermont residents Gabrielle and Daryl Meunier, whose son was sickened in the outbreak.

The outbreak

As I said on King TV last night:

"This outbreak has been going on since Labor Day," said Seattle attorney Bill Marler. "We’re finally figuring it out on Inauguration Day. To me, I find that appalling.”

From a Company Press Release on FDA Website:

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is expanding the recall of peanut

On January 16 Kellogg Company Announced  the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin® and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® And Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk.  Guess what I bought all of at the gas station today?

Based on available information, CDC and