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Peanut Butter Outbreak

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on January 19, 2009

romeA very fatal truth covering the effect of salmonella which is present to King Nut Peanut butter has alarmed everybody of the harm it brings to millions who like it.

What is Salmonella? According to research, it is a genus of rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria that causes typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, and the food borne. Very dangerous, isn’t it? Due to the peanut butter recall, Kellogg has stopped from distributing Peanut Butter Crackers’ sales from its stores.

The Peanut Corporation of America has issued the latest peanut butter recall, which was announced of Jan 13, 2009. “Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), a peanut processing company and maker of peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.”

“We deeply regret that this has happened,” said Stewart Parnell, owner and president of PCA. “Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily withdrawing this product and contacting our customers. We are taking these actions with the safety of our consumers as our first priority.”

According to the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Minnesota laboratory analysis on the contamination in the already-opened container of peanut butter have the same genetic fingerprint as the cases in the national outbreak that has sickened almost 400 people in 42 states.

Consumers who happened to eat food contaminated with Salmonella can lead in abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and fever. Majority of the individuals infected with Salmonella develop the symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most people recover without treatment. However, in some persons, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses.

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