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Policeman Son’s Peanut Butter Snack Means Salmonella Pain


When Pete Hurley’s kids were younger, he carried juice and crackers in his car in case they got hungry. His son Jake liked a Kellogg Co. brand called Austin Toasty Crackers With Peanut Butter. So Hurley started buying them in 48-package cases at a Costco Wholesale Corp. outlet in Wilsonville, Oregon, where he lives.

In January 2009, Jake became pale and lethargic and started vomiting. Next came diarrhea, which, after three days, was filled with blood, Bloomberg Markets magazine reports in its November issue.