This month, carefully reviewing labels for the words “this product made in a factory with peanuts,” may not just be a precautionary measure for those with peanut allergies.  A quick scan of such labels might be good for everyone.

Why the concern? Salmonella.

Since the end of September, more than 200 peanut products have been recalled after salmonella was first found in Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.  According to Craig Hedberg, Ph.D., an environmental health and infectious disease expert in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, the event is now the third largest peanut-related salmonella event in the United States.

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