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Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Sickens 30

A Spokane teen was among 30 people who were sickened with salmonella connected to a peanut butter sold by grocer Trader Joe’s. Spokane health officials say the teen, along with another Washington boy from Thurston County, became ill about 6 weeks ago. The peanut butter recall has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters produced by Sunland Inc. The New Mexico-based company processed and packaged the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter that has since been linked to salmonella cases in 18 states/John Stucke, SR. More here. (Trader Joe's photo)

Question: My name is DFO. And I'm a chunky peanut butter addict. How about you?

No Salmonella In North Idaho Sprouts

Tests at a North Idaho sprouts plant failed to turn up traces of salmonella after the government in June linked an outbreak of food-borne salmonella poisoning to two types of sprouts from the business. Nadine Scharf, owner of Evergreen Fresh Produce in Moyie Springs, says her company is on the verge of collapse after customers stopped filling orders in the weeks following the government action. Scharf said she complied with a request by officials to voluntarily recall alfalfa sprouts and a spicy sprouts mix. Since then, she has laid off 10 of her 14 workers and sold three vehicles to raise cash to pay her bills, she said/Mike Prager, SR. More here. (Courtesy photo: River Journal)

Question: The salmonella scare has almost bankrupted Evergreen Fresh Produce of Moyie Springs. Should the federal government have some obligation to help the company back on its feet?

Beware Of Moyie Springs Sprouts

Idaho state public health officials are investigating a number of Salmonella cases believed to be connected to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. The investigation is ongoing and includes 19 ill persons from northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana.  Of the persons reported with Salmonella infection linked to the outbreak, six have reported consumption of sprouts obtained from a northern Idaho grower, Evergreen Produce, located in Moyie Springs. Idaho public health officials are recommending that people avoid eating sprouts from Evergreen Produce and discard any Evergreen Produce sprouts in their possession while the investigation is ongoing/Trish Gannon, River Journal. More here. (Courtesy photo: River Journal)

Question: Can you name some veggies that you simply will not eat?

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