Minnesota schools warned about salmonella peanuts
The Georgia peanut plant being investigated for distributing contaminated peanuts that caused a salmonella outbreak sent products, that may have been contaminated, to nearly 200 Minnesota schools, the Star Tribune reported Friday.
The salmonella outbreak has killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspects that schools in Minnesota, Idaho, and California were sent the peanut products through the National School Lunch Program.
The Pioneer Press reported that one of the districts that received contaminated peanuts was Bloomington Public Schools.
The schools were notified Friday about the incidents by the Minnesota Department of Education.
The Health Department stated that they are looking through their surveillance systems to see if any illnesses may have occurred at the schools as a result of these incidents.