DO YOU LIKE PEANUT BUTTER? IF YOU DO, READ THIS!

Thanks to Racked.com, I am taking a step towards safety and warning everyone who hasn’t heard about the salmonella outbreaks. The case? CONTAMINATED PEANUT BUTTER.
Thank goodness for once I hate peanut butter, but (WARNING!) peanuts and peanut butter are used in many foods where you least suspect it, so just read the packaging and be wary when you buy groceries from now on.

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Due to the scare, hundreds of items are getting pulled off the shelves and one of my favorite grocers, Trader Joe’s, has been forced to clean out its peanut butter supply, including: Trader Joe’s Celery with Peanut Butter, Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars, Trader Joe’s Nutty Chocolate Chewy Coated & Drizzle Granola Bars, Trader Joe’s Sliced Green Apples with All Natural Peanut Butter and Trader Joe’s Sutter’s Formula Cookies. These products may cause serious food-borne illnesses so they have been completely taken off the shelf and destroyed.

According to the Los Angeles Times,

As of Wednesday, 486 people in 43 states and Canada, including 62 in California, had become sick from salmonella, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other problems.

Of those, 107 were hospitalized. Six deaths may be associated with the outbreak, Tauxe said. The most recent onset of illness was Jan. 8.

In addition, protein bars (yea you, muscle men) and dog biscuits (oh no!) have also been recalled – so watch out and get schooled on the outbreak here at LA TIMES.

props//racked for tip and image!

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