What happens without responsible regulation (part umpty-ump of a continuing series):
U.S. health authorities told consumers on Saturday to avoid eating products that contain peanut butter until they can determine the scope of an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that may have contributed to six deaths.
Note that this does not apply to the peanut butter you find in the market. It applies to peanut butter sold to manufacturers, such as those who make peanut butter cookies, and to institutions, such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Addendum, Later the Same Evening:
Some of Susie’s family ended up in the hospital. They are still waiting for test results to find out if it’s peanut-butter-cracker-related.