Stores remove peanut butter products
Stores and medical facilities have started to remove products containing peanut butter as fears over a salmonella outbreak spread. Two related other NP stories 1 & 2 have already appeared and concern over this issue is now rising.
A plant in South Georgia is the possible source of the salmonella outbreak.
Salmonella causes food poisoning symptoms and can in some patients , particularly the old, ill or very young lead to serious illness and even death.
What is Salmonella Food Poisoning?.
Several metro Atlanta hospitals, schools and stores were taking precautions against the salmonella outbreak Thursday, removing peanut butter products from menus, shelves and vending machines.
Concerns mounted as Kellogg Company voluntarily stopped distributing —- and encouraged people not to eat —- Austin and Keebler brands Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers. The company has not received any complaints of illness, company officials said.
The snacks are made in part, they said Thursday, with peanut butter manufactured by Peanut Corp. of America, which has a plant in South Georgia that is under investigation as a possible source of the salmonella outbreak.