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HEALTH Provides Update on Salmonella Outbreak--Advises Rhode Islanders Not to Eat Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made With Sea Salt

Yesterday the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advised Rhode Islanders that Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made with Sea Salt may be related to a multi-state Salmonella Bredeney outbreak.

Additional information was released today by Trader Joe's, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the FDA (see links below). Although this peanut butter has not been positively linked to any illness, Trader Joe's has voluntarily recalled the product. HEALTH now advises Rhode Islanders not to eat any Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made with Sea Salt. People should discard any remaining peanut butter or return it to Trader Joe's. This is especially important for children under the age of five, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems.

In addition, HEALTH advises anyone who recently consumed Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter Made with Sea Salt and then became ill with diarrhea or vomiting to consult their healthcare provider.

See the links below for the latest information: http://m.traderjoes.com/about/customer-updates-responses.asp?i=86 http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/index.html http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm320413.htm

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 09-24-2012

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