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Trader Joe’s the Link in Salmonella Peanut Butter Outbreak – 29 Sick

Although its named as a “natiowide” outbreak, so far only Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maryland and Rhode Island have announced illnesses.

Who can forget the last two peanut butter Salmonella outbreaks:

ConAgra Peter Pan & Great Value Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuit – Nationwide (2006-2007)

Peanut Corporation of America Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Lawsuits – Nationwide (2008-2009)

Over 700 people were sickened in each of those outbreaks.

Now, according to a press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt may be related to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.  The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials in several states to investigate the outbreak. Nationally, there have been 29 cases of illness with two cases reported in Pennsylvania.

  • A Rhode Islander with a Salmonella infection is one of the 29 people nationwide linked to a Trader Joe’s brand product, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday in a warning to consumers.
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) claims three Salmonella victims in the outbreak.
  • Maryland has one reported case, a child under 18 who was not hospitalized and has recovered.
  • New York Department of Health reports one Salmonella case.
  • North Carolina announce one child sickened.

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