The Indiana State Department of Health is urging Hoosiers to routinely check the growing list of products and brands associated with the expanded Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) voluntary recall, which now has reached more than 2,000 items. A complete product listing is available here.
State health officials say salmonella is a serious disease. At least 677 people in more than 45 states have become sick and this salmonella outbreak has claimed at least nine lives as of March 5 of this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 50 percent of the individuals who have become ill due to the current salmonella outbreak are children under 18.
State health officials want you to receive the following key messages:
- You should NOT consume products on the recall list.
- The recall list can be found online at: www.fda.gov
- People without Internet access can call 2-1-1 (where available) or 1-800-433-0746 for information on the recall.
- If the public finds recalled items on the shelves at local stores, they should notify the store manager immediately.
- Any individual who has consumed a peanut-containing product and has the symptoms of salmonella should contact a health care provider.
- Symptoms of salmonella include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever.
More about health issues associated with Salmonella and the entire peanut butter recall are available on this FDA Web site. The FDA also provides the HTML code for a searchable Recall Widget that people can load into their own web pages. That's it below.
FDA Product Recall List