The Peanut Corporation of America has recalled peanut butter made since July 1 at its plant in Blakely, Ga., as two more deaths associated with a major salmonella outbreak were reported. The outbreak has sickened more than 430 people in 43 states. Health officials in Minnesota and Idaho reported that one death in each state has been linked to the outbreak. Another death in Minnesota and two in Virginia were confirmed Tuesday, January 13, 2009. All five deaths were adults who had salmonella when they died. Also, the Kellogg Company has asked stores to stop selling the Austin and Keebler brands of peanut butter crackers because of possible contamination.
More information is available from the food poisoning attorneys of Pennsylvania.