Minnesotan linked to Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella in Peanut Butter

By KBJR News 1

Minnesotan linked to Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella in Peanut Butter

September 25, 2012 Updated Sep 25, 2012 at 4:11 PM CST

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A warning from the Minnesota Department of Health after a person from the Twin Cities is linked to a multistate outbreak of salmonella in Peanut Butter.

Health officials say the outbreak is associated with Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.

The Minnesota case was reported in July after the adult was hospitalized for the illness. Officials say to date a total of 30 people have been affected, four of them hospitalized.

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall of the implicated product. That notice can be found here.

The peanut butter manufacturer has also issued a recall. More information can be found here.

Approximately 575 to 700 cases of salmonellosis are reported each year in Minnesota.

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