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North Carolina Officials Sweep Nursing Homes For Dangerous Peanut Butter Products


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2/18/2009
Brent Adams
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In the wake of the peanut butter salmonella outbreak across the country, North Carolina health officials are sweeping state-licensed health care facilities - such as nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, mental health facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, and adult care centers - for peanut butter products that could be suspect.

The report, which came from acting director Jeff Horton, who said that the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation, would be doing the checks as soon as possible to keep the outbreak of food poisoning under control in state-regulated health facilities.

The health officials will have be looking for brands such as: King Nut, Parnell's Pride, Austin brand snack crackers, Keebler brand snack crackers, and Little Debbie brand snack crackers.

This sweep for contaminated products comes after a number of the salmonella sicknesses and deaths were connected with nursing home food and hospital food.

In the last month, over 500 people have taken sick after eating contaminated peanut butter products. One of the eight related deaths took place in North Carolina, though the bacteria made people ill in 43 different states.
 

Category: Nursing Home Neglect


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