More than 460 people have been diagnosed with salmonella that can be traced to peanut butter used in institutions. It is estimated that the salmonella outbreak has caused more than 100 of the people to seek hospital treatment. Salmonella can be especially serious in elderly people with weakened immune systems. If not quickly identified and treated, salmonella may cause death.
If you are concerned about potentially having peanut butter that may be contaminated with salmonella, check out the FDA website.