Minnesotan Linked to Outbreak of Salmonella in Peanut Butter
One person in Minnesota is linked to an outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter.
Trader Joe's recalled its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a Minnesota resident reported eating the peanut butter in July prior to becoming hospitalized for a Salmonella Bredeney infection.
The adult, from the Twin Cities metro area, has recovered from the illness.
A total of 29 people have been infected with the outbreak covering a total of 18 states. At this point, no deaths have been reported.
The voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced Friday on the Monrovia-based company's website. No specific lot numbers are available.
Trader Joe's is offering refunds.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.
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The Associated Press Contributed to this Report.