FDA, CDC warns consumers to stop eating brand of peanut butter

By WEEK Producer

FDA, CDC warns consumers to stop eating brand of peanut butter

September 24, 2012 Updated Sep 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to stop eating a type of Trader Joe's peanut butter.

The FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections possibly linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.

So far, there have been reports of 29 people infected with the strain in 18 states.

Consumers should dispose of any remaining jars of peanut butter or return the product to any Trader Joe’s grocery store for a full refund.

The peanut butter is sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores nationwide as well as online. 

For more information involving the recall, please visit http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm320576.htm.  

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