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Minnesotan made ill by peanut butter
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news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

ST. PAUL -- One person in Minnesota is part of an ongoing multistate outbreak of salmonella Bredeney infections associated with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt, state health officials said Tuesday.

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The Minnesota resident reported eating Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter during the week prior to becoming ill in late July, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The case is an adult from the Twin Cities metro area who was hospitalized and recovered.

Twenty-nine people have been infected so far with the outbreak strain of salmonella Bredeney, and cases have been reported in 18 states. Four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website will be updated as information becomes available: www.cdc.gov/salmonella/bredeney-09-12/index.html.

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall of the implicated product. That notice can be found at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm320579.htm. The peanut butter manufacturer has also issued a recall. More information is at www.sunlandinc.com/788/html/pdfs/SunlandRecall.pdf.

Minnesota health and agriculture department officials are urging consumers to not eat Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt that they may have in their homes.

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