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Last updated on Monday, January 26, 2009
(UNDATED) - Indiana has confirmed at least four cases linked to the salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter products.
More than 125 products have been recalled. The list includes cookies, ice cream and energy bars. Even food for dogs may not be entirely safe, with a national company recalling some treats.
Meijer has issued a voluntary recall of some Meijer brand crackers and ice cream in a handful of states including Indiana. The South Bend Chocolate Co. has also announced a recall of some items.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In this outbreak, the common denominator is that all of the products contain peanut paste or peanut butter made at a Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Goergia.
At least 486 people in more than 40 states have gotten sick since the outbreak began in the fall. Six have died.
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