Posts Tagged 'peanut butter'

FDA: Peanut plant knew product was tainted with salmonella

The Georgia company whose peanut products have been blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak shipped some products even though they had tested positive for the bacteria and no other tests indicated they were safe, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

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Obama: FDA too slow in tracking tainted food

President Barack Obama has called on the FDA to improve its regulation of food safety.

President Barack Obama, speaking as the nation’s chief executive and a father, wants the nation’s food safety agency to do a better job. Concerned about a salmonella outbreak involving peanut products that has sickened 550 people and is blamed for at least eight deaths, Obama says he wants to review how the Food and Drug Administration operates.

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Gov’t launches criminal probe in peanut recall

Responding to reports of shoddy sanitation practices and inspections, federal health officials have opened a criminal investigation into the Georgia peanut-processing plant at the center of the national salmonella outbreak. Officials say Peanut Corp. of America sold tainted peanut products to food makers. At least 529 people have been sickened as a result of the outbreak, and at least eight may have died because of it. More than 430 products have been recalled.

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Peanut company recalls all of its products

The Peanut Corp. of America has recalled all peanuts and peanut products processed at its Blakely, Ga., facility since Jan. 1, 2007. Previously, PCA announced a recall of only peanut butter and peanut paste. The Georgia PCA plant, which sells its products to institutional and industrial users for service in large institutions or for further processing by other companies, has been identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has resulted in the death of eight people and more than 500 cases of illness. PCA does not sell peanuts or peanut products directly to consumers in stores.

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FDA: 125-plus products recalled in peanut outbreak

125-plus products recalled in peanut outbreakMore than 125 products have been recalled in a salmonella-and-peanuts investigation that keeps getting bigger, federal health officials said Wednesday. The list ranges from goodies like cookies and ice cream to energy bars. Even food for pooches may not be entirely safe, with a national company recalling some of its dog treats.

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Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella Outbreak

Minn. Confirms Tainted Peanut Butter Link to Salmonella OutbreakLab tests on a tainted tub of peanut butter produced a genetic match to the strain of salmonella that has struck nationwide, Minnesota health officials reported Monday. Meanwhile, the victim toll has risen to 410 people in 43 states, according to U.S. health officials, who also said Monday that the illness may have caused three deaths.

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