Trader Joe's recalls peanut butter linked to salmonella illnesses
WASHINGTON (KABC) -- Grocery chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter linked to more than two dozen salmonella illnesses nationwide.
The recalled product is the store's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control say the peanut butter is the likely source of an outbreak that has sickened 29 people in 18 states. Many of those reported ill were under the age of 18.
The agencies won't say which states have reported those illnesses. But according to state health departments, three cases were in Massachusetts, one was in Rhode Island and one was in North Carolina. No deaths have been reported.
Salmonella symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and others with weak immune systems.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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