Over more than 125 consumer peanut butter products, from more than 70 companies have been recalled in the ongoing U.S. salmonella outbreak. On March 23, 2009, the FDA asked Westco Fruit and Nut Co., Inc. to voluntarily recall all of its products containing peanuts from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) because of the threat of peanut butter salmonella. In addition, King Nut companies issued a total recall of peanut butter that it distributes amid fears of a peanut butter salmonella outbreak that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said has affected 399 people in 42 states. Other companies involved in the peanut butter salmonella recall include:

  • “Nut Hut” Kiosks
  • Allann Bros Coffee
  • American Almond
  • Andronico’s
  • Bear Naked
  • Blue Heron Bakery
  • Breadfarm
  • Bulk Commodity
  • Cornucopia
  • Fresh Direct
  • Glory Bee Foods
  • Lamb’s Market
  • New Seasons
  • Peanut Corporation of America or Parnell’s Pride
  • Sherm’s
  • Town & Country
  • Ultimate Nut & Candy Co.
  • Vitamin Cottage
  • Whole Foods
  • WinCo Foods

People who develop salmonella after eating any products from these companies should contact a peanut butter salmonella lawyer.

Prevent Peanut Butter Salmonella Poisoning

The FDA has issued recommendations to consumers to help prevent the spread of peanut butter salmonella poisoning. Steps to take include:

  • Dispose of any product on the recall list in a safe manner.
  • Wash your hands after handling any potentially contaminated products.
  • If you think a product is at risk of peanut butter salmonella contamination, you should not consume it or feed it to your pet.

Peanut Butter Salmonella Treatment

Peanut butter salmonella infections can be treated with antibiotics, although the CDC says some strains are resistant to these drugs. Most people infected develop the following salmonella food poisoning symptoms within the first few days of infection: diarrhea, abdominal craps, and a fever. Illness can last up to a week. Those with depressed immune systems, such as the young, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses, are at greater risk.

Contact a Peanut Butter Salmonella Lawyer

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of peanut butter salmonella food poisoning, contact an experienced peanut butter salmonella lawyer for a free peanut butter salmonella lawsuit consultation.

Published November 17, 2011 by