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FDA issues new peanut butter warning

By WKTV News

ROCKVILLE, M.D. - The government is advising people to not eat any product made with peanut butter until the Federal Drug Administration can determine how many products have been contaminated by a strain of salmonella.
     
The warning first went out earlier in the week when products produced in a Blakely, Georgia peanut processing plant were pulled from the shelves because they may have been contaminated.
     
Already more than 450 people have been poisoned and six people have died as a result of the outbreak.
     
The FDA says they have also found contamination in a Lynchburg, Virginia plant, but have not determined if it is the same strain of salmonella.
     
The FDA is recommending that consumers avoid eating cookies, ice cream, crackers, or anything made with peanut butter for the time being.

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