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July 22, 2018
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7 Ohio cases linked to peanut butter salmonella outbreak
(WOUB) - State health officials say seven Ohio cases so far are part of the national salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter.

Nearly 300 people in 39 states have fallen ill since August. Federal health investigators said they strongly suspect Peter Pan peanut butter and certain batches of Wal-Mart's Great Value house brand.

Both are made by ConAgra Foods Incorporated at a plant in Georgia. Consumers have been warned to throw out jars with a product code on the lid beginning with "two-one-one-one."

The Ohio Department of Health says seven cases reported in August have been genetically linked to the strain of salmonella in the outbreak.

There has been one case each reported from Cuyahoga, Franklin, Miami, Montgomery, Stark, Summit and Trumbell counties.

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