December 3, 2016

New Mexico DoH Updates Salmonella Bredeney Peanut Butter Outbreak; 36 Ill

The New Mexico Department of Health and the CDC have confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in Roosevelt County, New Mexico has contracted the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney linked to Sunland peanut products. The little girl ate many different products containing peanut butter. Food Poisoning Bulletin broke the story of the Smuckers Uncrustables recall for possible Salmonella contamination and the story that those sandwiches were used in the national school lunch program. Some of those products were made with recalled Sunland peanuts. Derivative recalls have been announced almost every day since the outbreak began. You can see all of the recalled products, along with consumer advice, at the FDA web site. Attorney Ryan Osterholm¬†said, "it is inexcusable that anyone would get sick … [Read more...]

FDA Confirms Salmonella Bredeney Found at Sunland Peanut Plant

The FDA confirmed today that the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections is definitively linked to Sunland peanut butter products. The government found Salmonella Bredeney in raw peanuts at the peanut processing facility. They also found the outbreak strain of the bacteria in environmental samples taken from the facility. Thirty-five people in 19 states are ill in this outbreak. Eight of the patients have been hospitalized. Sixty-three percent of the ill persons are children under the age of 10 years. Testing conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture found the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney in an opened jar of Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter from a patient's home. Attorney Fred Pritzker, who has filed lawsuits against corporations … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak Grows Again

The outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney linked to Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter has grown to include 35 people in 19 states. Eight people have been hospitalized and there have been no deaths. Sixty-three percent of outbreak victims are children under the age of 10. The case count by state is: Arizona (1), California (5), Connecticut (3), Illinois (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (3), Maryland (1), Michigan (1), Minnesota (1), Missouri (2), Nevada (1), New Jersey (2), New York (1), North Carolina (1), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (1), Texas (5), Virginia (1), and Washington (2). There are three new cases in California, one in Missouri, and one in Texas. Illness onset dates range from June 14, 2012 to September 18, 2012. Ill persons range in age from less than 1 year to 79 … [Read more...]

Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak Associated with Sunland, Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Grows

The CDC has just updated its investigation into the Salmonella Bredeney outbreak that is associated with Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter with Sea Salt. A collaborative investigation indicate that product is a likely source of the outbreak. So far, 30 people are ill in 19 states. One person in Nevada has been added to the case count. Salmonella lawyer Fred Pritzker has been contacted by potential victims of this outbreak and has launched an independent investigation. "These 30 people, and most likely many more, suffered severe pain due to a collapse of food safety measures, and Trader Joe's and Sunland, Inc need to take responsibility," said Pritzker.¬† "While Salmonella litigation is pending, the companies should quickly alleviate the acute financial burden on victims … [Read more...]

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