Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Associated with Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter--Containing Products -- United States, 2008-2009

Medus, C.; Meyer, S.; Smith, K.; Jawahir, S.; Miller, B.; Vige, K.; Forstner, M.; Brandt, E.; Nowicki, S.; Salehi, E.; Phan, Q.; Kinney, A.; Cartter, M.; Flint, J.; Bancroft, J.; Adams, J.; Hyytia-Trees, E.; Theobald, L.; Talkington, D.; Humphrys, M.
February 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/6/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p85
The article reports on the outbreak of Salmonella infections in the U.S. between 2008 and 2009. An epidemiologic assessment was conducted by PulseNet on November 25, 2008 when there was a growing cluster of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium. There were 529 reports of persons in 43 states that were infected of the strain. According to laboratory findings, peanut butter and peanut paste were the cause. Peanut Corp. of America (PCA)-produced King Nut was found to be the cause of the outbreak.


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