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2009-03-12 08:38:32

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says three more nationwide recalls have been issued for products containing possible tainted peanut products. The possibly salmonella-contaminated peanuts, peanut butter and peanut granules were produced by the Peanut Corporation of America for use by manufacturers of various foods, including cookies, candy, ice cream, pet foods and other items. Alaska Canine Cookies of Anchorage, Alaska, is recalling peanut butter, power bone and carrot cake flavors of...

2009-03-11 07:35:17

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses are still occurring among people who eat products containing tainted peanut ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled peanuts and peanut butter, paste and granules contaminated by salmonella bacteria were produced by Peanut Corporation of America plants in Georgia and Texas for use by various manufacturers. CDC officials are urging consumers to avoid using any of the recalled cookies, pet foods,...

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2009-03-11 07:20:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new safety guidelines on Tuesday for companies that use peanut products. The agency said it may seize products that test positive for salmonella bacteria, which can become heat-resistant in high-fat environments such as peanut butter. The FDA guidance provides recommendations relevant to the recent salmonella outbreak, which the CDC said Tuesday has sickened 683 people in 46 states. The outbreak, which was ultimately linked to foods...

2009-03-09 07:57:24

Jenny Craig Inc. is expanding the recall of its products containing peanut ingredients manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America. PCA is under investigation by federal agencies and some state authorities for the salmonella contamination of its peanuts and peanut paste, butter and granules. The Jenny Craig recall expansion includes certain products sold in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. A listing of all products being recalled in the salmonella outbreak -- including lot...

2009-03-05 08:46:59

Abbott Nutrition of Columbus, Ohio, a division of Abbott Laboratories, is recalling several of its candy bars that might contain tainted peanut products. Abbott is recalling its Zone Perfect-brand chocolate caramel cluster bars and both Champions- and Glucema-brand chocolate peanut butter bars. The recall is one of hundreds initiated after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered salmonella contamination in peanut ingredients produced by the Peanut Corporation of America. PCA...

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2009-03-04 06:20:00

Food inspectors found more bad news at a peanut producing plant in Texas, which is already linked to the company at the middle of one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history.  U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found dead mice and rodent droppings at the Plainview, Texas, food processing plant run by Peanut Corporation of America. Inspectors appeared disgusted by what they found last month. "Effective measures are not being taken to exclude pests from the processing areas...

2009-03-03 09:12:35

More U.S. companies have announced recalls of products containing possibly tainted peanut ingredients produced by the Peanut Corporation of America. PCA is being investigated for what state and federal officials said were unsanitary facilities, leading to salmonella contamination of the peanuts and peanut butter, granules, meal and paste the company provided various manufacturers of baked goods, dog treats, candy, cereals, ice cream and other products. Among the latest firms to announced...

2009-03-02 08:31:29

Dr. Smoothie Brands is among the latest U.S. firms recalling products containing possibly tainted peanut ingredients produced by the Peanut Corp. of America. The Fullerton, Calif., company is recalling its peanut butter crunch Bio Bars that were sold nationally by retail health food stores and by direct sale because they might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The recalled bars have Best By dates of '05Mar09, 21May09 and 21Nov09." PCA is the focus of federal and state ongoing...

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2009-02-25 13:35:00

Health officials said on Tuesday that an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning traced to peanut products has sickened 666 people and is continuing despite one of the biggest food recalls in U.S. history, Reuters reported. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that the outbreak of salmonella is still only linked to nine deaths, so far. The CDC statement said: "To date, 19 clusters of infections in five states have been reported in schools and other...

2009-02-25 08:15:00

- All KIND Products Completely Safe, Include No Ingredients from PCA - NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Today KIND Snacks reconfirmed that it is not affected by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall, and PCA does not supply any peanut products used in any variety of KIND Fruit + Nut Bars or KIND Plus Nutrition Bars. FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that PCA is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted...