Posts Tagged 'salmonella'

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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Peanut butter being recalled in Salmonella outbreak

Peanut Corporation of America on Tuesday voluntarily recalled peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility because it could be contaminated with Salmonella food poisoning. The peanut butter being recalled is sold by PCA in bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is also sold under the brand name Parnell’s Pride to those same industries. Additionally, it is sold by the King Nut Company under the label King Nut.

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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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Salmonella prompts peanut butter recall

Salmonella prompts peanut butter recalAn Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria. King Nut Companies said in a statement issued Saturday that it has asked customers to stop distributing all peanut butter under its King Nut and Parnell’s Pride brands with a lot code that begins with the numeral “8.” The brands are distributed only through food service providers and are not sold directly to consumers.

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