No PB Salmonella cases yet in Sublette County
Info from Sublette County Sanitarian
by Pinedale Online!
February 21, 2007
Keith Raney, the Sanitarian for Sublette County, sent in more information today to address local concerns about the Salmonella outbreak that has occurred across the United States from consuming certain contaminated jars of Peter Pan and Great Value brands of peanut butter. Raney reports there was one confirmed case in Big Horn County, and several suspected cases, but none here in Sublette County.
Below is the text of a letter the Sublette County Environmental Health office put out on February 20 about this outbreak. Click here for a printable PDF version of this health statement news release (1 page, 16K)
SUBLETTE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
619 E. Hennick, PO Box 722, Pinedale, WY. 82941, 307-367-2754
Re: Peanut Butter Recall.
This office would like to address local concerns, re; Salmonella contamination in Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter.
As of Tue, Feb 20, there was only one confirmed case in Wyoming, (Big Horn County) and a few suspected cases. The cases appear to be mild and not life threatening as is usually the case with Salmonellosis. Salmonellosis presents as diarrhea, with low – mid fever, sometimes with cramps. Serious cases (of any diarrheal) infection should consult their Physician.
Care must be taken not to consume any peanut butter made by Peter Pan or Great Value with the numbers 2111xxxxxxxxx printed on the top of the container lid. All other brands are currently considered safe. If your family possesses such a jar it should be thrown away immediately. A refund is available from ConAgra, call 866-344-6970 and send them the lid only. The FDA may be interested in unopened 2111….. jars for testing, contact this office if wanted, 367-2754.
For more detailed and recent information please see www.fda.gov or www.cdc.gov.
Keith E. Raney, Sublette County Sanitarian.