"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Trader Joe's peanut butter recalled for salmonella risk
> By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News
> Federal health officials are warning consumers not to eat Trader Joe's
> Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter after the product was linked to
> salmonella infections that have sickened 29 people in 18 states.
> It is especially important that children under age 5, elderly adults
> and people with weak immune systems avoid the product, which has been
> possibly linked to an outbreak of salmonella Bredeney, according to
> the Food and Drug Administration.
> Trader Joe's has pulled the product from store shelves nationwide and
> posted an advisory on the company's web page. The peanut butter, which
> has a stock keeping unit or SKU of 97111, should be returned to any
> Trader Joe's store for a full refund.
> FDA officials said they are working with the Centers for Disease
> Control and Prevention and local and state health officials across the
> country to investigate what the agency called "a fast-moving outbreak"
> in a statement issued Saturday.
> "FDA's top priority is protecting consumers and ensuring the safety of
> our food supply," the agency said.
> People infected with salmonella typically develop diarrhea, fever and
> abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.
> The illness typically lasts between four to seven days and most people
> recover without treatment. However, some people, particularly the very
> young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, may
> become very ill and require hospitalization. Children are the most
> likely to get salmonella infections.
> Anyone who shows signs of infection after eating Trader Joe's Valencia
> Creamy Salted Peanut Butter should contact a health provider.
> Peanut butter has been the cause of widespread outbreaks of foodborne
> illness in recent years. In 2008, 714 people in 46 states were
> sickened by salmonella Typhimurium found in peanut butter crackers and
> other products. In 2007, 425 people in 44 states were sickened by
> salmonella Typhimurium found in Peter Pan and Great Value peanut
Lovely. I just bought some Artisana. I don't normally buy that brand but I
wanted crunchy and that was the only smallish sized jar of crunchy that
Target carried. Mayhaps I will hang onto it for a lil while to make sure
that it is safe.