National salmonella outbreaks are scary, aren’t they? When they occur (and it seems pretty often) we hear an almost daily barrage of new cases—some serious, a few even deadly. What is the average Jane or Joe to do in a situation like this, other than worry?
One thing, of course, is to avoid the affected foods. You’ll survive for the short term. If you just can’t live without your favorite peanut combo, you can check your brand’s website or call their headquarters for information. The FDA has recommended that companies whose peanuts are not supplied by the Peanut Corporation of American (the source of the outbreak) publicize this fact.
But, really, how dangerous are these outbreaks to the general public?