Friday, February 13, 2009


Here’s an important public health message from Community Voice Mail and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration:

Have you heard about the recall of foods that contain peanuts or peanut butter in them because they may contain Salmonella? Salmonella is bacteria that can make you sick with diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

Products on the recall list include cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream that have peanut butter or peanuts in them. Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are NOT affected by the recall.

To find out if you have food that is on the recall list, call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO… or 1-800-232-4636. You can call this number 24 hours a day and speak to an operator who will look up the food for you. If you learn that food you have IS on the list, do NOT eat it, and throw it away. Also, do NOT feed the recalled food to your pets or other animals, as it can make them sick too. If you have questions about the recall or if you have questions about Salmonella, do not hesitate to call the CDC at 1-800-232-4636.

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