Clark County Health Officials, Stores Join To Reduce Food Risks

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As the investigation into the national Salmonella outbreak continues, Clark County Public Health food safety staff are actively ensuring that all recalled products are removed from outlets in Clark County that sell or distribute them.

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The outbreak has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states, including 13 from Washington state. Health officials attribute the outbreak to certain products containing peanuts (see link below).

“We’re especially interested in identifying stores or outlets that might be less aware of the recalls of certain products that contain peanuts,” said Gary Bickett, Public Health program manager.

“We’re contacting not only the large major grocery outlets, but also facilities such as food banks, nutrition stores, discount outlets, convenience stores, liquidators, and others to confirm that they know of the recall and are not selling or distributing recalled products.”

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