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  1. Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Rages On

    Jan. 21, 2009 -- More than 125 consumer peanut butter products, from more than 70 companies, have been recalled in the ongoing U.S. salmonella outbreak. The most recent person to get sick fell ill on Jan 8. Since it takes up to three weeks for cases to be reported to the CDC, more cases are expected

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  2. Salmonella Factoids

    Jan. 21, 2009 -- Salmonella contamination of peanut butter products has sickened hundreds in the U.S. and Canada. It's a scary situation. Here are some salmonella facts to put the current outbreak into perspective: Every year, the CDC gets about 40,000 reports of salmonella illness. But that's only

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  3. Peanut Butter Product Recall List Grows

    Jan. 20, 2009 -- The list of recalled products containing peanut butter continues to grow in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 475 people in 43 states and Canada. The outbreak strain of Salmonella typhimurium may have contributed to six deaths, according to the CDC. Yest

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  4. FDA, CDC: Don't Eat Peanut Butter Products

    Jan. 17, 2009 -- The FDA and CDC are recommending that consumers not eat products containing peanut butter (such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy, and ice cream) until information becomes available about whether those products are linked to an ongoing salmonella outbreak that may have contributed

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  5. Kellogg: Don't Eat Peanut Butter Crackers

    Jan. 15, 2009 -- The Kellogg Company is telling people not to eat Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter crackers, pending the results of an investigation of a salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. The Kellogg Company has put a "precautionary hold" on its Austin and Keebler brands of Toasted

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  6. Salmonella Prompts Peanut Butter Recall

    Jan. 14, 2009 -- Bulk peanut butter maker Peanut Corp. of America has recalled 21 lots of peanut butter implicated in a 43-state salmonella outbreak. Grocery brands appear not to be involved, according to the CDC. The CDC's ongoing investigation has turned up clusters of salmonella infections in sch

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  7. Salmonella Spurs Peanut Butter Recall

    Jan. 12, 2009 -- King Nut peanut butter and Parnell's Pride peanut butter are being recalled because of a salmonella risk. King Nut Companies, a peanut butter distributor based in Solon, Ohio, issued the recall after Minnesota health officials found salmonella in an open 5-pound tub of King Nut crea

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  8. Salmonella in Pet Food Sickens 8 More People

    Nov. 6, 2008 -- A rare strain of salmonella in dry pet food sickened at least eight people this year, in addition to the 71 people who have fallen ill since 2006, according to the CDC. Because of the outbreak of Salmonella schwarzengrund, Mars Petcare has permanently closed the plant where the pet f

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  9. Halloween Chocolate Coins Safe in U.S.

    Oct. 31, 2008 -- If you've gotten an email warning you about Halloween candy -- and chocolate coins, in particular -- tainted with melamine, here's the truth about that rumor. On Oct. 8, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers in Canada not to eat, distribute, or sell certain packages o

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  10. The E. coli Risks of a Red Meat Diet

    Oct. 29, 2008 -- Red meat lovers face a double whammy when it comes to E. coli food poisoning. Not only does the bacterium that causes people to get sick often come from red meat, but a new study also suggests that a regular diet of red meat can make people more susceptible to E. coli. The study was

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