Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Badder peanut butter update

The peanut butter salmonella outbreak has sickened more than 400 people across the country and is believed to have contributed to the deaths of three people. The company that distributed the tainted peanut butter recalled it earlier this week, saying that the outbreak was conclusively linked to its product.

Salmonella typhimurium, the type implicated in the national outbreak, is only one of the many strains of the deadly bacteria. Epidemiologists estimate there are about 2,500 types of salmonella.

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