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Tainted food product may be on Colorado store shelves

The New-Mexico based company Sunland Inc. has had to recall at least 76 kinds of peanut butter recently in light of its connection with a salmonella outbreak across the United States. The tainted peanut butter was found at many Trader Joe's retail locations and covered a wide variety of peanut and almond butter products. They may have been sold in Colorado as well. The defective product has already been identified in 18 states, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remains vigilant in searching for other possible illnesses.

The Food and Drug Administration along with the CDC have identified several brands that were manufactured on the same equipment as the tainted source. Those have also been recalled just as a precaution and testing will confirm if those have been affected as well. The 18 states where the outbreak has been confirmed report at least 29 illnesses so far.

The Food and Drug Administration along with the CDC have identified several brands that were manufactured on the same equipment as the tainted source. Those have also been recalled just as a precaution and testing will confirm if those have been affected as well. The 18 states where the outbreak has been confirmed report at least 29 illnesses so far.

It does not appear that there have been any deaths associated with the Salmonella outbreak. However, Salmonella can still hospitalize people, even those with strong immune systems. So children, the elderly and those with immune deficiencies need to be very aware of the risks and check any peanut or almond butter food items against the CDC lists.

The manufacturers of an item always carry the liability of a defective product if it is tainted during production. It is important to understand one's rights in this type of situation. Any Colorado resident that exhibits seemingly unexplained illnesses that may be related to salmonella should seek medical attention first, but also explore their legal options in terms of holding the producer accountable for their suffering.

Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Peanut butter recall expands to 76 products," Carla Caldwell, Sept. 25, 2012

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