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What to Do If You’ve Eaten Contaminated Peanut Butter Product

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The number of products that contain peanuts or peanut paste manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America continues to grow. The list has topped 1,000 affected products and includes many popular cookies, candies and snack bars.

If you have eaten any of these products and have suffered symptoms consistent with salmonella exposure, it is suggested that you go to the Emergency Room or walk in clinic today and tell them what you have eaten and what your symptoms have been. Ask them to test you for salmonella exposure (usually a stool test). If some time has passed between your consumption of the crackers and the salmonella test, there’s a chance that it will come back normal, but a test is the best way to determine if you have been exposed to salmonella.

Also, it is important to keep the product that you have eaten (or at least the package). They may need to be tested at a lab. Put them in a sealed container or plastic baggie and keep them in a cool dry place.