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Minnesotan sickened in peanut butter outbreak

Posted by: Colleen Stoxen Updated: September 25, 2012 - 3:00 PM

One person in Minnesota is part of an ongoing multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney infections associated with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with Sea Salt, Minnesota health officials said today.

The Minnesota resident reported eating Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter in late July, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The case is an adult from the Twin Cities metro area who was hospitalized for this illness and recovered. MDH, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and other state health departments and federal agencies are investigating.

To date, 30 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Bredeney have been reported in 19 states.

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