The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Cougar Mountain Baking Co., based in Seattle, is another company voluntarily recalling products due to the recent salmonella outbreak caused by peanut products distributed by the Peanut Corporation of America. They are recalling boxes of their Gourmet Cookies that contain peanuts or peanut butter. They are also recalling a cookie dough product.
No illnesses have been linked to products distributed by Cougar Mountain in stores in Washington, Oregon, California and New York and also distributed through mail-order.
The list of products in the Salmonella Typhimurium recall is very lengthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration office has a Recall List which can be searched. Click here to search the list: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm
We have written several articles about the peanut recalls in the past month. More than 636 people have been made ill and nine deaths have been traced to a type of salmonella found in a Peanut Corporation of America plant in Georgia. There have been more than 2,000 products recalled
Check the FDA Recall list often as products are being added to the recall list on a daily basis. We recommend you check packaging and look for the contents. Throw out foods in your home are on the recall list. Skip foods with peanuts or peanut products for now. Err on the side of caution.
Salmonella can be deadly. People with compromised immune symptoms, the very young and the elderly are especially susceptible to severe illness.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury attorney firm with offices in Seattle and Bellevue and we represent people who have become seriously ill from foodborne illness and the families of those killed.
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