February 2, 2009
More peanut butter products recalled
Hundreds of peanut products are being recalled as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducts a criminal investigation into a major Salmonella outbreak.
The FDA announced Friday it is involved in a criminal investigation of the Peanut Corp. of America for producing bacterial contaminated peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste at its Blakely, Ga., facility.
Among the numerous recent recalls:
--The Walgreen Co.: Chocolate candy containing peanuts, including Walgreens-brand bridge mix, chocolate covered peanuts, caramel nut clusters and chocolate peanut clusters.
--The Velvet Ice Cream Co.: Round cones sprinkled with peanuts sold individually and in four-packs.
--Meijer Inc.: Two types of its Meijer-brand dry roasted peanuts and four types of its ice cream cones.
--The Kroger Co.: Kroger-, Ralphs- and Fred Meyer-brand nut topping.
--Hy-Vee Inc.: Party mix and peanut brittle.
--Country Maid Inc.: Classic Breaks-brand peanut butter cookie dough.
--Rain Creek Baking Corp.: Sinbad-, Michael's- and Rain Creek-brand peanut butter turtles, baskets and princesses desert products.
--Orchard Valley Harvest Inc.: Conventional and organic peanuts roasted and packed for sale in Safeway supermarkets.
--Arico Natural Food Co.: Arico-brand peanut butter cookies and bars sold in U.S. and Canadian stores.
--The Sara Lee Corp.: Chef Pierre-brand chocolate peanut butter silk pie.
--Turkey Hill Dairy: Turkey Hill-brand nutty caramel caribou frozen yogurt and chocolate nutty moose track, peanut brittle no sugar added and peanut butter mania ice cream.
A list of all recalled products and more information is available at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#products