Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled on fears of salmonellaBy Kat Kinsman, CNNUpdated 4:18 PM ET, Wed August 20, 2014Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosWorst foodborne illness outbreaks – Each year one out of every six Americans is sickened by a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks since 2001. Click here for tips on how to keep your food safe.Hide Caption 1 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosChicken – In 2013, Foster Farms chicken infected 634 people in 29 states with a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella, according to the CDC. Of the 634 cases, 38% involved hospitalization.Hide Caption 2 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosSalad mix – A salad mix and fresh cilantro from Mexico ended up infecting 631 people with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis in summer 2013. The parasite triggers watery diarrhea, nausea, bloating and cramping. Hide Caption 3 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosFrozen berries – A hepatitis A outbreak was attributed to Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berries in September 2013. A total of 162 cases were reported, and 71 people were hospitalized, according to the CDC. Severe hepatitis cases can cause liver damage. The blend's pomegranate seeds came from a company in Turkey, which was the source of contamination.Hide Caption 4 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosCantaloupe – Cantaloupes tainted with salmonella infected more than 260 people across 24 states in October 2012. Three people in Kentucky died and 94 were hospitalized. Investigators determined Chamberlain Farms Produce Inc. of Owensville, Indiana, was the source of this outbreak. Hide Caption 5 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosTuna – Salmonella in a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, sickened 425 people and hospitalized 55 in the spring and summer of 2012. The product was used most often to make "spicy tuna" sushi, according to the CDC. Hide Caption 6 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosRicotta cheese – Twenty-two cases were reported of a Listeria monocytogenes infection from the Frescolina Marte brand of ricotta salata cheese in 2012, but 90% of those people were hospitalized, and four people died, according to the CDC.Hide Caption 7 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosCantaloupe – In September 2011, listeria in cantaloupes left 30 people dead in what was the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food borne illness since the CDC started keeping track of listeria cases in 1973, according to the agency. Hide Caption 8 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosGround turkey – Between February and August 2011, the Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. recalled more than 36 million pounds of ground turkey after tests revealed a strain of salmonella. The outbreak killed one person and sickened more than 130. Hide Caption 9 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosEggs – In summer 2010, more than 1,900 people were reportedly sickened by salmonella found in eggs produced by Iowa's Hillandale Farms, which voluntarily recalled about a half-billion eggs nationwide.Hide Caption 10 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosCelery – Authorities shut down a processing plant in Texas in October 2010 after four deaths were tied to listeria-infected celery produced at the site. The Texas Department of State Health Services ordered SanGar Fresh Cut Produce to recall all products shipped from its San Antonio plant. Hide Caption 11 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosPeppers – Between April and August 2008, 1,442 people in 43 states were infected with salmonella from Mexico-grown jalapeño and serrano peppers. At least 300 people were hospitalized, and the infection may have contributed to two deaths, according to the CDC. Walmart stores in four states recalled jars of serrano peppers as a result. Hide Caption 12 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosPeanut butter – Nine people died from salmonella-infected peanut butter between September 2008 and April 2009. The Peanut Corp. of America had sold the tainted peanut butter in bulk to King Nut, which recalled its products. More than 700 people were infected and 166 hospitalized. Hide Caption 13 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosSpinach – In the summer of 2006, more than 200 people became infected with E. coli from spinach grown on a single California field. Investigators traced the prepackaged spinach back to Natural Selection Foods and baby spinach sold under the Dole brand name. Five deaths were linked to the outbreak. Hide Caption 14 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosTomatoes – During 2005 and 2006, four large outbreaks of salmonella infections hit 21 states in the United States. Tainted tomatoes being served in restaurants were found to be the cause. Investigators linked the produce to fields in Florida, Ohio and Virginia.Hide Caption 15 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosRoma tomatoes – Pre-sliced Roma tomatoes purchased at deli counters in Sheetz gas stations infected more than 400 people in the summer of 2004. Two other smaller outbreaks in the United States and Canada also occurred that summer and were linked back to a tomato-packing house in Florida. Hide Caption 16 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosDeli meats – Listeria-infected sliced turkey killed eight and infected 46 others in 2002. Three pregnant women had fetal deaths. Two processing plants recalled 30 million pounds of meat following the outbreak. Hide Caption 17 of 18Photos: Worst food-borne illness outbreaks 18 photosCantaloupe – In 2001, cantaloupe was again the culprit. Salmonella tainted the fruit that killed two, hospitalized nine and infected 50 in an outbreak that started in Mexico. Hide Caption 18 of 18Story highlightsFour cases of salmonella are potentially linked to nut butters from nSpired Natural FoodsThe company has issued a voluntary recallCustomers are advised to dispose of any remaining productThe Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters sold under the Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway brands.A complete list of products involved in the recall can be found on FDA.gov. The company is working with consumers and retailers to remove inventory from retail shelves and warehouses. The products were sold in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic and online.Customers are being advised to dispose of any potentially affected containers of nut butter and contact the company directly at 1-800-937-7008 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT for a replacement or refund. A 2012 recall because of Salmonella Bredeney in peanut butter produced by Sunland Inc. resulted in 42 cases of illness and the eventual closure of the company after filing for bankruptcy.Just WatchedGovernment closes peanut butter plantreplayMore Videos ...Government closes peanut butter plant 02:33PLAY VIDEOWhat you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosWhat you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosDon't wash – Levi's CEO Chip Bergh said this week that he doesn't recommend washing jeans. Like, ever. Here are a few other things you can get away with not washing regularly, and some you should never skip. Hide Caption 1 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosWash – Bacteria can collect on the skin of fruits and vegetables. So even if there is an outer layer you'll be peeling off, you need to wash it thoroughly to prevent transmission to the part you're eating. Source: NIHHide Caption 2 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosDon't wash – The American Academy of Dermatology suggests daily washing if you have naturally oily hair. The good news: as you get older your body produces less oil. Source: American Academy of DermatologyHide Caption 3 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosWash – The single easiest way to stay healthy is to wash your hands. It's that simple. Anti-bacterial products work in a pinch, but the good old-fashioned stuff works best. Source: CDCHide Caption 4 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosDon't wash (daily) – Children don't need to take a bath every day -- though there are exceptions, like if they play outside in the dirt or go swimming. Source: American Academy of DermatologyHide Caption 5 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosWash – Dust mites love to eat the dead skin that comes off when you sleep. Many people are allergic to these delightful creatures, and washing your sheets weekly in warm water reduces your allergen exposure. Source: NIHHide Caption 6 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosDon't wash – Bacteria that lives in meat, poultry and fish can mess with your GI tract. Food-borne illnesses include Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli, and Listeria monocytogenes Source: USDA, NIHHide Caption 7 of 8What you can skip washing -- and what you can't 8 photosDon't wash – If a bag of salad is labeled as "washed," "triple washed" or "ready-to-eat" it really is OK to eat as it has met labeling standards for being cleaned (unless the label says otherwise). Source: California Department of Public HealthHide Caption 8 of 8EXPAND GALLERYFast facts on salmonellaThe CDC reports that people in a normal state of health who ingest Salmonella-tainted food may experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, which typically begin within 12 to 72 hours. This may be accompanied by vomiting, chills, headache and muscle pains. These symptoms may last about four to seven days and then go away without specific treatment, but left unchecked, Salmonella infection may spread to the bloodstream and beyond. It can cause death if the person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune symptoms should practice extreme caution.About 48 million people contract some form of food poisoning each year, according to the CDC.Salmonella was the top cause of foodborne illness, according to the CDC's 2012 report card on food poisoning. However, the overall incidence of Salmonella was unchanged from the 2006-08 data, the agency said. 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