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Salmonella outbreak in Trader Joe's peanut butter spreads




Peanut and almond butters are a lunchbox staple for many kids... And salmonella is particularly dangerous to kids and the elderly. Three quarters of those sickened have been children but to date no one has died.
Peanut and almond butters are a lunchbox staple for many kids... And salmonella is particularly dangerous to kids and the elderly. Three quarters of those sickened have been children but to date no one has died.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now found 29 cases of the illness in 18 states, including California. Sunland, the New Mexico company that makes the peanut butter, expanded the number of its recalled products yesterday to 76 brands of nut butters. The butters have been linked to a rare and potent strain of salmonella called Bredeney. This isn't the first time peanut butter has been linked to salmonella. Peanut and almond butters are a lunchbox staple for many kids, and salmonella is particularly dangerous to children and the elderly. Three quarters of those sickened have been children, but to date, no one has died. Alex Cohen looks into how this outbreak occurred and how widespread it could be.

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Sarah Klein, a food safety attorney from the Center for Science and the Public Interest

The full list of recalled products as of September 25, 2012:

If you have one of the recalled products, the FDA recommends that you throw it away. Trader Joe's products can be returned to the store for a refund. The recall applies to the following products with Best-If-Used-By Dates between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013