In late 2008 and early 2009, nine people died and at least 691 people, half of them children, became sick, in 46 states in the outbreak of food poisoning from eating products containing peanuts, according to the CDC. In addition to the human toll, it is estimated that the U.S. peanut industry alone could lose $1 billion because of the outbreak. SiSheild’s proprietary products have proven effective at inhibiting the growth of salmonella as well as many other bacteria, fungi (mold and mildew) and algae on surfaces and substrates. Sources: Investigation Update: Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections, 2008–2009, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Recall costs peanut industry $1 billion, Reuters, March 11, 2009, accessed via Wikipedia, April 28, 2009.