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PEANUT BUTTER IS ONCE AGAIN IN THE SPOT LIGHT

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As many of you know, our firm has been posting for about 2 years the dangers of Salmonella in peanut butter. We recently resolved a case involving such toxic contents, without having to wait for class acrtion resolution as many of the other Plaintiffs in the Georgia class action lawsuit. One reason is our expertise and ability to handle such cases effectively. Unfortunately, here we are again with a new outbreak. If you need a personal injury attorney that specializes in such cases, call us at 1 888 752-7474.
The nationwide recall of peanut butter products has affected almost all 50 states, including over 66 cases here in California. In Orange County, we have had 6 cases to date with fortunately no deaths. Nationwide over 500 people have become ill and eight people have died.
The American Peanut council is now taking steps to reassure the public on which types of peanut butter products are being affected and which ones are not. The recall all began when one manufacturing plant in Georgia found salmonella contamination. Although their peanut butter primarily went to intuitions such as hospitals and schools, the contamination eventually led to a recall of over 125 products containing peanut butter.
Peanut butter and peanut products are literally everywhere within our packaged food supply. In fact the average consumer eats about six pounds per year. One major Orange County store eliminating products from their shelves are Trader Joe’s which provide celery with peanut butter packs and many popular nutrition bars such as Luna, NutriSystem and Cliff Bar.
Orange County grocery chain stores such as Ralph’s, Vons and Albertson’s have voluntarily removed several peanut butter crackers such as Keebler and Austin brands because the peanut paste used for these cracker products might be tied to the salmonella outbreak. In addition, through their rewards programs they are contacting their customer via their receipts and notifying anyone who has purchased one of the recalled products. Look at the bottom of your receipt the next time you’re purchasing groceries in one of these stores.
Popular peanut butter brands such as “Peter Pan” , “Skippy” and “Jif” are all safe to eat due to the fact that they process their own peanuts and do not buy from a outside distributors. Primarily the recall involves pre-packaged products of peanut butter snack food and not jars of peanut butter.

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