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Salmonella Typhimurium Nationwide Outbreak

Frequenty Asked Questions (Updated 2/17/2009)

Q1.  Does Alabama have any cases associated with the national Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak?

A1.  Alabama has two cases tested, confirmed, and pattern-matched to the current national Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak as of 2/17/2009, 9 a.m.

Q2.  I ate peanut butter.  Should I be tested?

A2.  If you have symptoms of diarrhea or fever, you should seek advice from your doctor.

Q3.  What do I do if I have a product that has been recalled? 

A3.  Please visit CDC'c information for consumers.

Q4.  I have ProductX that has not been recalled, but it contains peanut butter or peanut paste.  Is it safe for me to consume?

A4.  Please visit CDC'c information for consumers or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

Q5.  I'm concerned about my pet's food.  It is peanut butter-flavored.  Is it safe?

A5.  For more information, please visit CDC's website for pet-related concerns.

Q6.  Are food samples being accepted for testing in Alabama?

A6.  When a case of Salmonella Typhimurium associated with the outbreak is identified, the patient will be interviewed and any products not already recalled which may have contributed to the illness will be tested.

As stated on the CDC website, "The investigation is ongoing, and exposures to peanut butter and other peanut butter-containing products are being examined."


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