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Jan 07, 2009

Jan 07, 2009

Officials probe multistate Salmonella outbreak

Editor's note: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Jan 8 that, contrary to this story, it had not activated its emergency network to investigate the Salmonella outbreak and that chicken was not the leading suspected food source. Those items were based on a Jan 7 USA Today online report that the CDC said was later withdrawn.

Jan 08, 2009

Jan 08, 2009

Cause still sought in 42-state Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – A Salmonella outbreak that was first publicized this week has expanded to 388 cases in 42 states, but the cause remains unknown, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

News reports yesterday put the outbreak, involving Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, at 336 cases in 34 states.

Jan 12, 2009

Jan 12, 2009

Minnesota probe links Salmonella outbreak to peanut butter

(CIDRAP News) – Minnesota officials today reported a genetic match between Salmonella found in an open container of King Nut peanut butter and a multistate outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people, confirming a link they first reported as likely on Jan 9.

Jan 14, 2009

Jan 14, 2009

Salmonella outbreak prompts another peanut butter recall

(CIDRAP News) – The manufacturer of peanut butter that has been implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections announced a recall yesterday of all of its product made since Jul 1, 2008.

Jan 15, 2009

Jan 15, 2009

Kellogg pulls peanut butter crackers as Salmonella probe widens

(CIDRAP News) – The Kellogg Company yesterday pulled its peanut butter crackers from store shelves as public health officials investigate whether any peanut butter–containing food products are associated with a national Salmonella outbreak that now includes 448 cases in 43 states and may have played a role in five deaths.

Jan 16, 2009

Jan 16, 2009

Salmonella found in Georgia peanut butter plant

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today said investigators have found Salmonella in the Blakely, Ga., plant that has been implicated in a multistate outbreak, though testing hasn't yet revealed if it is the same subtype and if it genetically matches the outbreak strain.

Jan 18, 2009

Jan 18, 2009

FDA warns not to eat selected peanut butter products

(CIDRAP News) – Amid growing evidence of Salmonella contamination at a peanut processing plant in Georgia, US health officials yesterday warned consumers to avoid eating any commercially made products containing peanut butter and any peanut butter served in institutions such as schools and nursing homes until investigators learn more about which products may be tainted. The warning does not include peanut butter sold in jars directly to consumers.

Jan 19, 2009

Jan 19, 2009

FDA finds Salmonella in crackers amid recall flurry

(CIDRAP News) – The company implicated in the national Salmonella outbreak has recalled more of its peanut products, some distributed beyond US borders, as Kellogg Corp. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found the pathogen in one package of its peanut butter sandwich crackers.

Jan 20, 2009

Jan 20, 2009

Salmonella outbreak firmly linked to Georgia facility

(CIDRAP News) – Salmonella found in an unopened container of peanut butter in Connecticut has been genetically matched to the nationwide disease outbreak, confirming that it stems from a Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) facility in Georgia, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late yesterday.

Jan 21, 2009

Jan 21, 2009

Products recalled in Salmonella outbreak top 125

(CIDRAP News) – More than 125 products, including a few pet foods, have been included in recalls prompted by the nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, and the list continues to grow, US officials said today.

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