September 24, 2016

Largest Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreaks 2015: #9 JEM Nut Butters

The ninth-largest multistate food poisoning outbreak of 2015 was a Salmonella outbreak linked to JEM nut butters.  Eleven people in nine states were sickened by the raw nut butter spreads, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were three cases in Oregon. California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina and New Jersey each reported one case. During interviews with public health investigators. Six people specifically mentioned mentioned eating JEM brand raw sprouted nut butter spreads before they became ill. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), formerly known as Salmonella Java, does not cause paratyphoid fever, enteric fever, or typhoid fever. But it does causes illness with symptoms including … [Read more...]

JEM is Latest Nut Butter Brand Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

JEM is the latest brand of nut butter to be linked to a Salmonella outbreak.  Eleven people in nine states have been sickened by the raw nut butter spreads, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three of the cases are in Oregon. California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina and New Jersey have each reported one case. Six people specifically mentioned mentioned eating JEM brand raw sprouted nut butter spreads before they became ill. The outbreak strain, Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), was formerly known as Salmonella Java. Like other Salmonella strains, it causes symptoms including diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps which usually set in six to 72 hours after exposure and last about a week. Salmonella Paratyphi B … [Read more...]

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