Hold The Jelly! Tainted Peanut Butter In CT

Several people in Connecticut have been infected by Salmonella-tainted peanut butter that has sickened hundreds and may have contributed to 3 deaths throughout  the U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control announced that as of Monday, 410 people in 43 states, including 6 people in Connecticut, have been infected. 

The CDC, working with the FDA and health departments throughout the country, believe they have traced the bacteria to peanut butter manufactured at a facility in Ohio. 

While federal officials have not linked the Salmonella bacteria with brand named peanut butter sold in grocery stores, it did identify infected consumers from schools and other institutions, such as nursing homes and hospitals in several states that use King Nut brand creamy peanut butter exclusively.

On Saturday, King Nut Companies issued a voluntary recall of peanut butter sold under the King Nut label.  King Nut Companies also issued a voluntary recall of Parnell’s Pride peanut butter distributed by King Nut, which is produced by the same manufacturer.  The recalled products have lot codes beginning with “8”.  No other King Nut products are included in this voluntary recall.

More information about this recall can be found on the FDA website by clicking here.

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