Preparedness Kit Salmonella

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You and your family have survived the natural or man-made disaster but your home has been destroyed.

Proper preparation and drills ensured that your family gathered at the designated location. Everyone is uninjured and your daughter brought the Emergency Preparedness Kit (Go Bag, Disaster Supplies Kit).

Congratulations!  You were prepared.

To celebrate the good fortune, your son and daughter lay out the first meal from your rations.

Six hours later, your son is vomiting, your spouse is nauseous, and you have abdominal pains and diarrhea. Your pet is retching. What went wrong?

 dog retching

"...salmonella symptoms begin with nausea and vomiting and progress to abdominal pains and diarrhea. Additional signs and symptoms include fever, chills and muscle pains, and can last anywhere from several days to two weeks."

Does your kit include granola, snack bars, or dog treats?

Because peanut products are often recommended as staples in Emergency Preparedness Kits due to their long shell life and because they are a good source of protein, we encourage all kit owners to look at their kits to ensure food products are not on the peanut recall list. Please keep in mind that the peanut product recall extends beyond peanut-flavored products. The following are some examples of foods also included in the recall that may contain peanuts:

  • Granola
  • Snack bars
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Trail Mix
  • Cookies
  • Noodles
  • Dog treats


A full list of recalled peanut products and what individuals should do with recalled items can be found on the Food and Drug Administration’s Web site.

Read more at Does your Emergency Preparedness Kit contain recalled or expired items?

Use disaster savings time to check your kit for recalled or expired products.