The FDA urged companies to inform their customers whether their peanut butter products have peanut butter or peanut paste obtained from the factory.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Tuesday that the latest salmonella illness was recorded on Jan. 9 and that the victims range in age from younger than 1 to 98. Forty eight percent are female.
The strain of salmonella involved with the outbreak has been identified as Salmonella Typhimurium, the most common of the more than 2,500 types of salmonella bacteria in the United States.
The recalls come two years after ConAgra recalled its Peter Pan brand peanut butter, which had been linked to at least 625 salmonella cases in 47 states.
On Sunday, ConAgra issued a notice that none of its products were at risk this time because the company does not buy from Peanut Corp. of America.
On Monday, J. M. Smucker, of Orville, Ohio, and Russell Stover Candies Inc. both said none of their products were at risk either for the same reason.
For a detailed and searchable list of the recalls, visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
SOURCES: Jan. 20, 2009, news release, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jan. 18, 2009, news release, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Jan. 19, 2009, news release, Clif Bar & Co.; Jan. 19, 2009, news release, Abbott Nutrition; Jan. 18, 2009, news release, Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products; Jan. 17, 2009, news release, Perry's Ice Cream Co.; Jan. 17, 2009, news release, Hy-Vee Bakery; Jan. 14, 2009, news release, Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.; Jan 10, 2009, online statement, Peanut Corp. of America; Associated Press
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