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Salmonella Peanut Butter Recall Spreads

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Yesterday the Food and Drug Administration expanded the scope of its Salmonella warning regarding ConAgra’s Sylvester, Georgia processing plant. Apparently bulk peanut butter was used in several types of ice cream toppings:

Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans.

Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans

J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans

The press release from the Food and Drug Administration said:

Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections or death. Individuals who have recently eaten peanut butter-containing products from these companies and who have experienced any of these symptoms should contact their doctor or health care provider immediately and report the illnesses to their state or local health authorities. Similarly, institutional food establishments and other food service providers who have received reports of illness from consumers after they consumed a product containing this peanut butter are encouraged to share that information with their local health department.