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2009-08-13 08:15:33

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people not to eat Pidy-brand Pur Mamba peanut butter because it might be contaminated with aflatoxin. The CFIA said the product, made in Haiti, is sold in one-pound plastic containers and was distributed in Quebec. Aflatoxins are a group of toxic compounds produced by certain strains of fungi, officials said. It is a human carcinogen. Consumption of products containing aflatoxin can lead to serious health consequences including liver damage and...

2009-07-13 10:00:00

PARAMUS, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL) will host a live audio webcast at www.smartbalance.com on August 6, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. EDT to discuss 2009 second-quarter financial results, which will be issued at approximately 8:30 a.m. EDT the same day. The webcast will be in listen-only mode. Investors and analysts may participate via conference call by dialing 1-800-895-0198 from the United States or 1-785-424-1053 from elsewhere. The conference ID...

2009-07-13 08:00:00

ASBURY PARK, N.J., July 13 New Jersey based rock band Kindred Souls is holding a "CD and Peanut Butter and Jelly Party" on July 18 at The Saint in Asbury Park on behalf of the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. With the help of about 1,000 volunteers each year, the FoodBank serves over 270 pantries, soup kitchens, and other feeding programs. "Kate McMahon of The FoodBank explained that they need peanut butter and jelly for children's programs this summer," says Kindred Souls'...

2009-06-30 17:44:34

A Boston doctor says eating peanut butter can be a healthy choice. Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says the presence of some saturated fat doesn't automatically kick peanut butter into the camp of unhealthy foods. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu -- all considered to be 'healthy' foods -- have some saturated fat, Willett says in a statement. It's the whole package of nutrients, not just one or two, that determines how good a particular food is for...

2009-05-20 16:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL) today held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Boulder, Colorado. Smart Balance Chairman and CEO Stephen Hughes spoke to stockholders about the Company's progress and growth plans for the future. "Over the past year, consumers have found Smart Balance's brand proposition compelling as evidenced by our market share growth in our core category of spreads," Hughes said. "We are excited as ever about the...

2009-05-19 11:00:00

PARAMUS, N.J., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans trying to eat healthier are looking to nutrition labels to help make better choices at the grocery store. But consumers who take those labels at face value may find they're not eating as healthy as they think. Nearly two-thirds of adults -- 62% -- make finding healthy foods a top priority when shopping for groceries, according to a recent nationwide survey of 2,100 adults conducted by Greenfield Online. Some 72% of consumers...

2009-03-24 08:07:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Scotts Co. has expanded the recall of its wild bird food suet due to possible contamination. The FDA said the Marysville, Ohio, company now includes an additional seven varieties of wild bird food suet products and additional manufacturing date codes of the five varieties previously recalled. The products might contain peanut meal from Peanut Corporation of America facilities in either Texas or Virginia and have the potential to be contaminated...

2009-03-23 13:12:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat peanuts or peanut-derived products sold by Westco Fruit and Nuts Inc. The FDA said peanuts and peanut-containing products produced by the Irvington, N.J., company might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, since the peanuts in the Westco products came from the Peanut Corporation of America, which has been involved in a nationwide Salmonella typhimurium outbreak. The FDA said consumers having peanut-derived products...

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2009-03-20 07:25:00

Democratic members of Congress on Thursday blamed the US food manufacturers who purchased products from the peanut firm responsible for the recent deadly salmonella outbreak. Kellogg Co, King Nut Corp and Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets were all implicated as having not done enough to ensure the safety of the products purchased from Peanut Corp of America, which was linked to the outbreak due to faulty oversight from a third party. The outbreak triggered a massive outbreak of 3,400...

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2009-03-19 10:35:00

David Mackay, chief executive of Kellogg, will speak to Congress on Thursday about issues he believes the U.S. food safety system must immediately address, Reuters reported. Kellogg lost $70 million after it had to recall millions of packages of peanut butter crackers and cookies during the recent salmonella outbreak. Mackay is pushing for an appointed food safety authority within the Department of Health and Human Services devoted to keeping such incidences from happening. While the HHS's...


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