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Salmonella Linked to Peanut Butter

WTOC reports that Officials with the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta say they suspected the peanut butter was linked to the outbreak all along, but never had any proof until Friday.

The jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter came from the same plant in Sylvester, Georgia, right outside of Albany. Just last week, health officials urged people who had the jars with the product ID code beginning with 2111 to stop eating it immediately.

The jars made at least 329 people sick, 18 in Georgia, and one in our area. So far, no deaths have been linked to the outbreak. Although at least two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed. Health officials say the results is actually good news. "This is a vital link because not only is it connected to those who have been sickened, but it actually links it to the plant," said Lola Russell with the CDC.