Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuits: Food Poisoning

Eric Saiontz

By Eric Saiontz
Posted January 12, 2009


The food poisoning attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing and investigating potential peanut butter recall lawsuits on behalf of individuals diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning after consuming any peanut butter products since September 2008. Over 400 people throughout the United States have been sickened by a recent salmonella outbreak, and recent reports suggest that a possible cause may be large tubs of peanut butter sent to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other food service providers.


On January 10, 2008, a King Nut Peanut Butter recall was issued for about 1,000 large tubs of peanut butter that may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. This could result in food poisoning within 12 to 72 hours after consuming the product, with symptoms such as:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

Testing by the Minnesota Department of Health found salmonella bacteria in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter that was sent to a nursing home.

These large tubs of peanut butter were not sold directly to consumers, but the fact that the peanut butter may have been distributed at nursing homes, hospitals and schools is particularly troubling, since elderly, young children and those with a weak immune system are at an increased risk of severe and potentially fatal food poisoning as a result of exposure to salmonella.

The peanut butter recall comes only days after the CDC indicated that hundreds of people in 42 states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning, with about 1 in 5 of the cases resulting in hospitalization. The sicknesses have involved a strain of the bacteria known as Salmonella typhimurium.


The food poisoning attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases on behalf of individuals who have been sickened as a result of salmonella food poisoning. Potentially peanut butter recall lawsuits are being evaluated and reviewed with no fees or expenses paid unless a recovery is obtained.

Our lawyers have experience investigating and handling cases involving salmonella and other types of food poisoning. Following the 2007 Peter Pan peanut butter recall, our attorneys represented individuals throughout the United States.

To have a potential lawsuit evaluated by our peanut butter recall lawyers, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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