February 2007

NBC Chicago News reports that Illinois Department of Public Health will investigate a salmonella outbreak that has affected dozens of residents in Kane County over the past year, officials said.

The source of the outbreak has not been located, and it’s not related to a national strain linked to peanut butter, said Claire Dobbins, the

WRIC Atlanta News reports that federal health officials say the number of lab-confirmed cases of peanut butter-associated salmonella has climbed to 370 — up from the 329 reported last week.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that North Dakota had now joined the count, raising the number of states with confirmed cases

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

Per the Houston Chronicle, a week after ConAgra Foods Inc. recalled peanut butter from its Georgia plant after a salmonella outbreak, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the presence of the dangerous germ.

No deaths have been confirmed, although a Pennsylvania family filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming a relative died from eating tainted peanut butter.

A wholesale produce importer on Friday recalled several thousand cartons of cantaloupes after some tested positive for salmonella.

Castle Produce said the recall covered roughly 2,560 cartons of cantaloupes delivered on or after Feb. 16 to wholesalers in Los Angeles and San Francisco for distribution in the western states. The cantaloupes originated in Costa Rica.