NC victim of salmonella tainted peanut butter


Eight-year-old Nathan Lebron, of Nash County, is feeling better these days, but a few weeks ago he was a very sick boy.

Nathan's parents believe his illness is the result of Valencia peanut butter they purchased at Trader Joe's in Raleigh or Chapel Hill.

Nathan's symptoms began in late August with stomach cramps and within days he had bloody diarrhea.

He ended up at Wilson Medical Center for three days.

The Lebrons are so upset they filed a lawsuit against the company that makes the peanut butter and Trader Joe's as well.

The salmonella outbreak prompted U.S. health officials to expand the recall.

Some of the country's largest grocery stores are pulling several nut butters and other products including peanut, almond and cashew butters.

The Centers for Disease Control said there are now at least 30 salmonella illnesses in 19 states.

Click here for more information on the brands in the recall (.pdf)

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