Jun 01,2007 00:00
ATLANTA - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control said reports of salmonella linked to contaminated peanut butter have declined since the product was recalled.
The CDC said 628 people in 47 states reported contracting salmonella serotype Tennessee after eating Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. The products, which carry a product code starting with 2111, were recalled in February.
The CDC said consumers should discard any remaining jars of the contaminated product.
"This outbreak demonstrates the potential for widespread illness from a broadly distributed contaminated product, one that had not previously been implicated in a food-borne illness outbreak in the United States," the CDC said Friday in a release.
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