Salmonella Tennessee Confirmed in Johnson CountyMar 2, 2007 | www.infozine.com
The Johnson County Health Department (JCHD) has a confirmed case of Salmonella Tennessee which has been linked to recalled peanut butter with the product code "2111". The peanut butter was purchased at a Johnson County grocery store.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the following warnings:
- Not to eat jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with the product code "2111" due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).
- Individuals who have recently eaten Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter and have experienced symptoms listed below should contact their physician or health care provider immediately. Save the peanut in case testing is needed.
- Consumers should discard any uneaten or unopened jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with the code "2111".
Symptoms of Salmonella include: fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.
To date, the state of Kansas has confirmed nine cases which can be linked to Salmonella Tennessee.