Health agency looks into 2 cases of food poisoning
Source of Article: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20090123/NEWS01/901230317
The Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency is
investigating two separate cases of food poisoning to see if they are linked
to the bacteria-tainted peanut butter products that were recalled this week
by the federal
County health officials said they could not disclose when the two people saw their doctors or when those doctors reported the consultations to the county's Communicable Diseases division, citing patient privacy laws.
Lambert also couldn't confirm whether either person had consumed peanut butter products recently.
But the county is working with state health investigators to see if the cases might be linked, Lambert said.
Test results expected Monday could confirm whether any bacteria-tainted products were the cause of the poisoning, she said.
The nationwide recall of peanut butter products was triggered
earlier this week when federal Food and Drug Administration investigators
traced salmonella-tainted edibles to a
The recall, which has grown to more than 125 products and includes such major brands as General Mills, Kellogg, Kroger Co., PetSmart and Clif Bar & Co., has been focused on edibles made with peanut butter paste.
Peanut butter itself has so far not been a target.
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