Salmonella Poisoning Confirmed in Big Horn County
Casper, WY – The Wyoming Health Department has confirmed a case of salmonella in Big Horn County that doctors believe is
linked to peanut butter.
State epidemiologist Tracy Murphy says the state is continuing to investigate other possible cases across Wyoming.
Murphy says the department is in the process of trying to contact the patient with salmonella to find out if the person has eaten the contaminated product recently or if there are other risk
factors in the person's life that could have given the person salmonella.
Almost 300 cases of salmonella nationwide have been linked to
consumption of varying types of peanut butter.
The U-S Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to throw away any jar of Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter with a product code that starts "2111."