The nationwide outbreak of Salmonella infection continues to impact Southern California. On Wednesday, Orange County health officials confirmed that a 4-year-old child has been sickened by contaminated peanut butter products, the seventh known victim in the county. It was also revealed that tainted peanut butter cookies, cookie dough, and other fundraising products were distributed to several schools, including Kennedy High School Band in La Palma, Reilly and Montevideo elementary schools in Mission Viejo, and Mothers of Preschoolers in Laguna Hills. The products were produced by Dough-To-Go Inc. of Santa Clara.
Parents and school officials are encouraged to find out if any Dough-To-Go, Inc. products were distributed in the district, and to discard any such products.
Currently more than 500 people in 43 states, including over 60 in California, have become ill after consuming peanut related products, including eight deaths. The tainted product has been traced to a manufacturing plant in Georgia, which is now the target of a lawsuit. A claim for punitive damages has been added to a lawsuit in Vermont where a 7-year-old boy was hospitalized with peanut-related Salmonella.
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