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Salmonella! Check your peanut butter!


Last updated 2/22/2007 at Noon

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Public Health Services continues surveillance in the wake of a nationwide announcement of a recall of two different brands of peanut butter in 39 states due to an association of illness with salmonella after consuming the product. The public is urged to check to see if they have Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter with the product code “2111” on the lid.

“Anyone who has recently eaten these peanut butter brands and is experiencing any symptoms for salmonella should consult a physician immediately,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, Interim County Public Health Officer. “Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts four to seven days.”

As of February 15, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified 290 patients from 39 states. For more information on salmonella, please call HHSA Community Epidemiology at (619) 515-6620.


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