Peanuts, Peanut Butter Recall [US]


US/Silver Spring: Torn and Glasser recalls some In-shell Peanuts, Peanut Butter due to Salmonella hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/eDl6t

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm324166.htm

The company reports these products may contain Sunland brand Peanuts as an ingredient. These Peanuts are now subject to a North American-wide recall and involve numerous peanut-based foods from many manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

About Salmonella poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

Learn about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HI6RYS

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