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2009-02-25 07:07:00

Grand Central Terminal Will Host Growers, Peanut Field, Product Sampling March 4 and 5 NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the National Peanut Board will set up shop in Vanderbilt Hall in New York City's Grand Central Terminal March 4 and 5 to meet consumers, answer questions and give away samples of peanuts, peanut butter and other peanut items. The event kicks off the farmers' efforts nationally to rebuild consumer confidence in products made with the crops they grow. "No one is...

2009-02-24 16:43:47

A University of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety dropped about 20 percentage points in wake of the recent peanut product contamination. After January's national salmonella outbreak of peanut products 22.5 percent of consumers in the study -- conducted jointly with the Louisiana State University AgCenter -- said they were confident the U.S. food supply is safer than a year ago. Eight people died and more than 500 have become ill in the most recent outbreak, which may have...

2009-02-24 16:25:59

Fewer than one in four consumers now believe the US food supply is safer than it was a year ago Fewer than one in four consumers now believe the U.S. food supply is safer than it was a year ago, according to new data from the University of Minnesota's Food Industry Center. After January's national salmonella outbreak, just 22.5 percent of consumers in the study said they were confident the food supply is safer than a year ago, the lowest reading since the study began in May 2008. Eight people...

2009-02-24 08:25:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Wells Dairy Inc. is expanding its recall of ice cream products containing possibly tainted peanuts. The Le Mars, Iowa, company is among hundreds of firms recalling candy, ice cream, cereal, dog treats and other products manufactured with possibly salmonella-contaminated peanuts, peanut butter or peanut paste from the Peanut Corp. of America. Wells said its nationwide voluntary recall includes select ice cream sold under the Blue Bunny, Great Value,...

2009-02-23 09:03:58

The Scotts Co. is among the most recent U.S. firms recalling products containing possibly tainted peanut products produced by the Peanut Corp. of America. Scotts, located in Marysville, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of three brands of suet wild bird food products because they might be contaminated with salmonella: Morning Song-brand nutty safari, woodpecker and multi-pack suets, as well as Royal Wing-brand raisin suet and Morning Melodies-brand variety suet. Other recent...

2009-02-19 06:00:00

Dieters and athletes love the taste; parents love that it is made in a peanut free facility FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to viral marketing, growing demand and increasing sales, Barney Butter Almond Butterwww.barneybutter.com has expanded its distribution, including 128 locations of Raley's Family of Fine Stores. Barney Butter is an all natural, no-stir, no-refrigeration almond butter. Demand prompted a move to a much larger facility that is peanut free (almond...

2009-02-17 08:52:46

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the list of companies recalling possibly contaminated products containing peanuts is still growing. The FDA said the Peanut Corp. of America, which filed for bankruptcy last week, supplied the peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste used in the recalled products that are believed to be linked to more than 500 salmonella-related illnesses and nine deaths. Among the latest recalls were: --The Heavenly Candy Co.: Peanut Bliss-brand and Heavenly...

2009-02-16 08:40:00

General Mills Inc. and Stop & Shop supermarkets are among the U.S. companies issuing recent recalls of possibly tainted peanut products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some of the plants operated by The Peanut Corp. of American were the source of the salmonella contamination. PCA filed for bankruptcy protection Friday in Virginia. Among the latest recalls of products containing peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste manufactured by PCA were: --General Mills Inc.: Three...

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2009-02-14 06:35:00

On Friday, Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy amidst a salmonella outbreak that affected a number of consumers. "It's regrettable, but it's inevitable with the events of last month," said Andrew S. Goldstein, the lawyer who filed the bankruptcy petition. The salmonella outbreak was traced to the company's facility in Blakely, Ga.  According to the Food and Drug Administration, inspectors found mold, roaches, filthy equipment and a leaking roof at the plant. ...

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2009-02-13 09:25:00

Texas state health officials announced Thursday the massive recall of products manufactured at plant run by the company responsible for the latest salmonella epidemic. They made the Peanut Corp. of America recall all goods prepared at the Plainview, Texas, plant, closed this week for an investigation. "The order was issued after dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers were discovered yesterday in a crawl space above a production area during an in-depth Department of State Health...