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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Tennessee Infections Linked to Peanut Butter (Final Update)

This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page.

Questions and Answers Related to this Outbreak

What types of peanut butter are affected?

All jars of Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 and Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with 2111 purchased since May 2006 may be affected.

I have a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 or a jar of Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with the number "2111" stamped on the lid that has been purchased since May 2006, and I/my children ate some of it, but no one is sick. What should I do?

Do not eat any more of the peanut butter. Throw away the jar. If anyone in your family develops severe diarrheal illness with bloody diarrhea, fever, or symptoms lasting more than three days, they should consult a healthcare provider.

I/my household member ate Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 or a jar of Great Value peanut butter that has been purchased since May 2006 peanut butter with a product code beginning with the number "2111" stamped on the lid that has been purchased since May 2006 and I/my household member is ill with diarrhea. I still have the jar. What should I do?

Do not eat any more of the peanut butter. Throw away the jar.  If the diarrheal illness is severe with bloody diarrhea, fever, or symptoms lasting more than three days, you should consult a healthcare provider.

I/my household member ate Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 or a jar of Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with the number "2111" stamped on the lid that has been purchased since May 2006 and I/my household member is ill with diarrhea. I no longer have the container of peanut butter. What should I do?

If the diarrheal illness is severe with bloody diarrhea, fever, or symptoms lasting more than three days, you should consult a healthcare provider.

I/my household member ate peanut butter that is not the Peter Pan or Great Value brand, and I/my household member is ill with diarrhea. I still have the jar. What should I do?

There’s no evidence that this illness has been caused by the peanut butter you are describing. If the illness is severe with bloody diarrhea, fever, or symptoms lasting more than three days, you should consult a healthcare provider.

I have a jar of peanut butter that is not the Peter Pan or Great Value brand and I/my children ate some of it, but no one is sick. What should I do?

There is no need to do anything differently. You may consume the peanut butter with confidence.

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