10 Colorado salmonella cases tied to national outbreak
DENVER ” Ten cases of salmonella in Colorado have been linked to a nationwide outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people in 39 states, state health officials said Thursday.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the outbreak to peanut butter produced by ConAgra Foods Inc. at a plant in Sylvester, Ga.
ConAgra told consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter. Lids of jars with a product code beginning “2111” can be returned to ConAgra for a refund, the company said.
The CDC said it is still investigating the outbreak.
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health and Environment did not immediately return a call.
Contaminated peanut butter sickens Coloradans
There are currently 10 cases in Colorado that have been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, which has involved 288 cases of
foodborne illness in 39 states from the consumption of varying types of Peter Pan peanut butter. At this time no deaths have been reported by
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) associated
with the outbreak.
” Daily News staff report
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