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Maryland (1 case), Massachusetts (3 cases), Minnesota (1), New York (1 case), North Carolina (1 case), Pennsylvania (2 cases) and Rhode Island (1 case) linked to 18 State, 29 Illness, Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

According to the FDA, Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt is likely link to the 29 Salmonella bredeney illnesses that have been reported from 18 states.  According to eFoodAlert, CDC has not released a list of affected states; however, some of the states have issued their own Alerts. These include:

According to the CDC, Salmonella bredeney illness onset dates range from June 11, 2012 to September 2, 2012. Ill persons range in age from less than 1 year to 77 years, with a median age of 7 years. Seventy-six percent of ill persons are children under 18 years old. Sixty-four percent of ill persons are male. Among 11 ill persons with available information, 4 (36%) reported being hospitalized.

  • mary

    Any outbreaks in Iowa that you know of. I did not know about this recall and just had finished a Valencia Sea Salt creamy peanut butter sandwich, which by the way I eat about every day.
    I recently have had stomach issues, joint pain severe, and headaches. I am thinking about getting tested.