FDA and CDC Four Types of Salmonella Found at Peanut Corporation of America

Source of Article: http://www.marlerblog.com/

According to AP, FDA and CDC officials say four kinds of salmonella have been identified in the growing investigation of tainted peanut products.  A congressional official briefed on the investigation said health officials have identified four types of salmonella as they focus on a Georgia facility. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.  Salmonella Typhimurium is the strain that caused the illnesses. Two other strains were found on the floor of the facility and a third in a container of peanut butter from the plant.

Usually, we get one outbreak strain of bacteria as opposed to four in any given outbreak.  I would expect this to mean the recall may expand in both in time (going back further into 2008) and scope (amount of product to be recalled).

And, we complain about Chinese food safety?

Posted on January 27, 2009 by Salmonella Lawyer



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