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Peanut butter jam snares local mother


At least one Cecil County family
isn’t eating much peanut butter these days.

Not that Kelly Jackson ate that much peanut butter to begin with.

“And it was sugar-free, low-carb peanut butter. No one else in the family was eating (from that jar) but me,” said the 34-year-old Rising Sun woman. “I ate it sporadically.”

The jar is now sitting on a high shelf away from Jackson’s two children because she suspects it is what made her very sick.

Jackson has been hospitalized three times since May 2006. Each time she suffered with vomiting, diarrhea and severe stomach pains.

With each admission she was treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. The only thing doctors could find was the presence of some kind of infection.