A Missouri couple has filed suit against ConAgra Foods Inc. because of the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/peanut_butter_salmonella">salmonella-contaminated peanut butter. Buchanan County residents Brian and Susanna Cox are alleging that Susanna and their two children became ill with salmonella symptoms in October of last year and that both children required medical attention.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to an outbreak of salmonella connected to contaminated Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, manufactured by ConAgra. The agency is asking consumers to throw out any remaining jars that have been purchased since May of last year. The affected jars of both Peter Pan and Great Value have product codes that begin with the number 2111. <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/peanut_butter_salmonella">Peanut butter Recalled over Salmonella
A recent epidemiological study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked 288 cases of food-borne illness in 39 states to consumption of the peanut butter.