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Deaths Increase As Likely Cause Is Feces in Peanut Butter

 

It is likely that bird or rat feces in the Peanut Corporation of America peanut butter started all of this.  There is the ever-expanding list of Salmonella free products.  The FDA list of products containing tainted peanut butter continues to grow as does the list of the deaths.  Yesterday  Ohio reported  four deaths (not confirmed by Department of Health) linked to Salmonella-tainted peanut butter.  Yesterday, Minnesota reported three deaths.  Before that, VirginiaIdaho and North Carolina had reported a total of four deaths.  By my math that adds up to eleven people killed by eating peanut butter – eating peanut butter for goodness sake.  However, the CDC reports only seven deaths – so far.