MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota resident has been identified as a victim of the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.
The resident reported eating the peanut butter before becoming ill in late July, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The victim was hospitalized for the illness and recovered.
A total of 29 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella have been reported in 18 states.
Four people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported.
Consumers are advised to avoid the Trader Joe’s peanut butter, with sea salt, as it has been recalled.