School, Nursing Home and Hospital Peanut Butter Food Poisoning Lawyer

Eric Saiontz

By Eric Saiontz
Posted January 15, 2009


Individuals who have suffered from salmonella food poisoning after eating anything with peanut butter at a hospital, nursing home, school or other location with food service, could be entitled to financial compensation through a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of recalled peanut butter contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium.

A nationwide salmonella food poisoning outbreak began to surface in September 2008, with the most recent reports indicating that at least 434 people in 43 states have been sickened. However, the true number of people who have suffered from this strain of food poisoning is likely in the range of 5,000 to 50,000, since reported cases usually only involve about 1% to 10% of all adverse events.

The food poisoning outbreak appears to be linked to large 5 to 50 pound tubs of peanut butter served at schools, nursing homes, hospitals and other locations. The peanut butter was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America at a processing plant in Georgia, and was distributed by King Nut Companies under the King Nut peanut butter and Parnell’s Pride brand names.

None of the recalled peanut butter has been sold directly to consumers at retail stores, but hundreds of thousands of people could have been exposed to the bacteria while eating any products containing peanut butter at nursing homes, hospitals, schools or cafeterias.

The peanut butter recall is particularly troubling, since young children who may eat the peanut butter at schools, elderly who may eat the peanut butter at nursing homes and those with weak immune systems who may eat the peanut butter at hospitals, are particularly susceptible to salmonella food poisoning, and could suffer more severe forms of the illness, potentially requiring hospitalization or resulting in death.


The salmonella lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations for potential peanut butter food poisoning lawsuits on behalf of individuals who may have been sickened by contaminated peanut butter at a hospital, nursing home, school or other food service provider. There are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with salmonella food poisoning which may have been caused by peanut butter, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

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