Schools May Have Sold Tainted Cookie Dough

California's Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to handle or consume peanut butter cookie dough sold in some schools for a fundraising program.

The health department says more than a dozen schools sold dough that may have been contaminated. It was distributed by Sweet Success Fundraising of Ontario.

Food companies and grocers nationwide are pulling items made with peanut butter amid a salmonella outbreak linked to six deaths and 470 illnesses.

The Food and Drug Administration has traced the outbreak to a Georgia plant owned by Peanut Corp. of America.

Consumers are being warned to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods containing peanut butter. Peanut butter sold in jars is not included.

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