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January 31, 2009

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.

Women has octuplets, grandma calls her obsessed with having kids.

A women with six other children gave birth to octuplets Monday which caused her mother to speak out.

The Associated Press reported that 33-year-old Nadya Suleman conceived all 14 children through in vitro fertilization. Instead of aborting the extra embryos left over from her first conception, she decided to have them implanted last year.

The woman's mother, Angela Suleman told the Associated Press that she was not supportive of her daughter having more children. She said she thinks her daughter should be married. She doesn't understand how her daughter will afford to take care of 14 children and go to school at the same time.

Nadya Suleman is currently pursuing a master's degree in counseling and holds a degree in child and adolescent development from California State University, Fullerton, according to a college spokesperson.

Angela Suleman, who is taking care of Nadya Suleman's other children, told her daughter that she will not be their when Nadya Suleman returns from the hospital.