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Residents of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, that shop at Meijer stores, should be aware of a recall of various products for fear of salmonella contamination. Meijer issued a voluntary recall yesterday for two types of Meijer brand crackers and two types of Meijer brand ice cream. The recall specifically lists the following products:

  • Meijer Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC #0-41250-56235
  • Meijer Toasty Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, UPC #0-41250-56239
  • Meijer Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream, UPC #00000007-19283-96635-3
  • Meijer Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, UPC #00000007-19283-96843-2

Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, cramps, and vomiting. Often, Salmonella clears up on its own, but approximately 500 people a year die of Salmonella poisoning. The Center for Disease Control has issued tips for consumers:

  • Do not eat products that have been recalled and throw them away in a manner that prevents others from eating them
  • Postpone eating other peanut butter containing products (such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream) until more information becomes available about which brands may be affected
  • Persons who think they may have become ill from eating peanut butter are advised to consult their health care providers.

Ingham County Medical Director, Dean Sienko has not heard of any salmonella cases in Ingham County tied to the outbreak. However, it is imperative for people to dispose of potentially contaminated products to ensure their own safety as well as their loved ones. For a complete listing of recalled products visit the FDA’s website.

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