I'll have a PB and snark sandwich, please

The Salmonella outbreak has been formally tied to a single plant producing peanut butter paste- more information can be found from the FDA and the CDC. No jars of peanut butter are effected, which is a good thing since I eat so much of the stuff! However, a wide variety of products potentially containing the peanut butter paste have been recalled.

The public health blog Effect Measure noted that NutriSystem diet bars had been affected by the recall, and had this to say about it:

"Meanwhile FDA is saying the Peanut Corporation of America's Blakely, Georgia processing plant is the source of the problem. Besides the pet food the plant makes cookies, crackers and ice cream, 125 products in all. The bug was found in unopened containers seeming to rule out post processing contamination. FDA expects more recalls. The latest is peanut butter granola bar in the NutriSystem product line. Salmonella infection would seem to be a pretty good way to lose weight, but I guess the company wants to earn its money the old fashioned way: by scamming you with advertising with the tiny letters at the bottom of the screen that say, 'results not typical.' "

Really? I couldn't have said it better myself.

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