Spokane boy contracts salmonella, may be linked to peanut butter recall

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Spokane boy contracts salmonella, may be linked to peanut butter recall

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by Belo Content KREM

KREM.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM

SPOKANE-- A teenage boy from Spokane contracted salmonella about six weeks ago and it may be linked to a peanut butter recall.

Health officials with the Washington Department of Health said they suspect the strain that made the boy sick is the same strain linked to the current recall.

A New Mexico-based company is recalled 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter. One of Sunland's products was linked to a salmonella outbreak at Trader Joe's groceries. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states to Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. Sunland manufactures and packages the Trader Joe's product.

A 12-year-old boy from Thurston County also contracted the same strain about six weeks ago too.

There is no information on the boys’ current condition.
 

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