No salmonella link to peanut butter in R.I.
07:44 AM EST on Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Source of Article: http://www.projo.com/health/content/SALMONELLA_01-14-09_VTCUUEK_v16.3d54cad.html
PROVIDENCE — There is no evidence — so far — linking peanut butter to four cases of salmonella poisoning under investigation in Rhode Island, according to the state Department of Health, contrary to an article in yesterday’s Providence Journal that implied otherwise.
Health officials in
The CDC says the peanut butter may have contributed to three deaths, but brands of peanut butter sold in grocery stores have not been associated with the outbreak.
Three of the four people who fell ill in
None of the three had eaten peanut butter before they were stricken. Nor
was there any other factor linking the three
The 410 cases under investigation nationwide all share the same strain of bacteria, but peanut butter has been identified as the cause of only some of them. The same strain of bacteria can come from multiple sources, Beardsworth said.
A week ago,
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