Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Salmonella Strikes Allegheny County

An Allegheny County man is one of 17 Pennsylvanians to have been infected with a strain of salmonella connected with a Georgia peanut-processing plant, officials say. The 45-year-old man fell sick in early January, says Allegheny County Health Department(ACHD) spokesperson Guillermo Cole, after eating peanut butter crackers and recovered in about a week. As a result, Cole says the ACHD is currently checking local retailers to ensure they have removed all of the 1800-plus recalled products from shelves. The full list of recalled products is available at

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