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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...

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...

2009-03-09 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...

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...

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...

2009-02-23 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...

2009-02-16 00:54:19

About 15 percent of U.S. adults say they have stopped eating all foods containing peanuts, a survey indicates. The survey, conducted by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health, finds 93 percent of Americans have heard or read about the recent ongoing recall of peanut products. Among those who are aware of the recall, 61 percent say they have taken one or more precautions to reduce their risk of getting sick from contaminated peanut products. About 1-in-4...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.