Laboratory analyses have confirmed a genetic match between the strains of Salmonella bacteria found in a container of King Nut brand creamy peanut butter and the strains of bacteria associated with a nationwide outbreak osf salmonela. Federal health officials have said that 453 illnesses and five deaths have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that is believed to have been caused by peanut butter and peanut paste.
Officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control said they are investigating a Peanut Corporation of America manufacturing plant in Georgia as the source of the outbreak.
Kellogg Company has recalled its peanut butter crackers that contain peanut butter paste manufactured as a precaution. However, our firm has received several calls from persons who claim to have suffered symptoms after eating those peanu butter products. These products include peanut butter crackers sold under the brand names Keebler and Austin.
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 crackers. 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.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered illness after eating peanut butter products, contact our offices at (866) 735-1102 Ext 515