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• Published reports say that Kellogg Co. is asking stores to stop selling peanut butter crackers sold under its Austin and Keebler brands, citing concerns that some of the peanut butter used in the crackers came from Peanut Corp. Of America, which has detected salmonella contamination in some of its products. This most recent salmonella outbreak reportedly has sickened 430 people in 43 states, and five deaths may be attributable to the contamination.

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