A Chicago family recently became the first to file suit in Cook County Circuit Court against Con-Agra Foods for product liability over salmonella contracted from tainted peanut butter. All four members of the family became ill after eating peanut butter sandwiches. The mother and her children ages 9, 10, and 13 all began to show symptoms of salmonella poisoning, vomiting and severe cramps, after eating the sandwiches. The mother later noticed that the jar of peanut butter in her house was one of the recalled jars of Con-Agra peanut butter: Peter Pan and Great Value-brand peanut butter bearing the code 2111 on the lid. The mother required rehydration at an area hospital, and her children missed over a week of school; all family members suffer residual effects.
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