Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

The Minnesota Department of Health said there is new epidemiological evidence that points to the King Nut Co. brand of peanut butter as the source of a nationwide outbreak of salmonella typhimurium which has sickened 399 people in 42 states.

Health officials may have found the cause of the most recent nationwide outbreak of salmonella.
 
A brand of peanut butter tested positive for salmonella in Minnesota and is possibly connected to a nationwide outbreak. The peanut butter, distributed in a five-pound tub, has been voluntarily recalled by its distributor, King Nut Cos. of Solon, Ohio.

The Minnesota Department of Health said epidemiological evidence pointed to that brand being implicated in a nationwide outbreak of salmonella typhimurium which has sickened 399 people in 42 states.

The brand is primarily used in schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities and restaurants, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The tub of peanut butter that tested positive for salmonella was an open container obtained from a senior care facility where several residents had fallen ill with the outbreak strain of salmonella typhimurium, says Doug Schultz of the state's Department of Health.

Source:  USA Today, Peanut Butter Distributor Recalls Product Amid Salmonella Scare

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