Does the Nationwide Outbreak of Salmonella Tied to Peanut Butter and Peanut Paste Affect Nursing Home Patients?

Many news outlets are reporting that peanut butter and peanut paste contaminated with a specific strain of bacteria called salmonella typhimurium may have wound up at nursing homes. According to today’s USA TODAY, the Peanut Corp. of America (PCA) made these products in its Blakely, Ga., plant and sold them to institutions such as schools, hospitals and nursing homes, and to food manufacturers across the country. Persons with family members and friends in nursing home case should make inquiries of the home’s management about the source of peanut butter products served to patients.

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