New Mexico Issues Recommendations for National Salmonella Outbreak
The New Mexico Department of Health recommends that people who have gotten sick after eating Peter Pan or Great Value brands of peanut butter should see their medical provider to determine if testing for Salmonella is needed.
Symptoms of food borne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps 1 to 3 days after eating contaminated food. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. However, infants, the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.