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Salmonella outbreak prompts peanut butter recall

peanut butter recallThe Suwannee Democrat has reported that the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, and other officials are working together to quickly solve the mysterious contamination of two brands of peanut butter, “Peter Pan” and, “Great Value,” which are produced by ConAgra based in Georgia.

According to the FDA, hundreds of people, both young and old, have already been affected since the outbreak of salmonella contaminated peanut butter began as far back as August of last year. In their report to the FDA on Feb. 13, the CDC and state and local health agencies confirmed 288 cases of salmonella illnesses in 39 states. Every case that was reported involved the “Peter Pan” brand.

Just recently, on Feb. 16, the Florida Department of Health confirmed several cases of salmonella poisoning in Alachua, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties, according to Fernando Senra, Spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health.