329 people have been sickened in 41 states:How’d you like a peanut butter, jelly, and salmonella sandwich? Because that’s exactly what you’d get if you buy Peter Pan or Wal-mart brand peanut butter. Steven Reinberg of HealthDay News reports
As the official count of those sickened rose to 329 in 41 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported late Thursday that "product testing has confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of Salmonella Tennessee in opened jars of peanut butter, obtained from ill persons.”To be honest, I can’t believe people eat that name brand peanut butter anyway. I dislike all of them, way to salty and unnatural tasting. I only buy peanut butter that says “just peanuts” on the label. And no, I don’t consider it the end of the world that the oil rises to the top. I’ve got plenty of spoons to deal with that. Crisis averted.
The CDC reported that 51 of the 249 patients for whom clinical information is available were hospitalized and that there are no deaths. However, news reports Friday said a Pennsylvania family had filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Wednesday claiming an elderly woman had died after eating tainted peanut butter.