More Salmonella Cases Linked to Peanut ButterMar 2, 2007 | www.13wham.com
Several more salmonella cases tied to tainted peanut butter have been diagnosed in New York state. There have been five cases in Monroe County.
The state Department of Health reported that at least 41 people in 19 counties now have been sickened by the specific type of salmonella that's been found in some Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter. That's an increase of seven cases over the past week.
Erie County in western New York continues to lead the state with six cases, one more than a week ago.
Health officials had said they had not expected many more salmonella cases because of the highly publicized peanut butter recall.
They continue to urge people who may still have Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter jars with date codes starting with 2111 to throw the stuff out.