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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 US history.
A University of Minnesota study finds confidence in food safety dropped about 20 percentage points in wake of the recent peanut product contamination.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of Americans suffer from food poisoning each year, though few of those instances are linked to high-profile outbreaks.
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.
Possibly contaminated peanut butter and other foods were shipped by the Agriculture Department to schools in at least three states under a contract with the Georgia peanut company at fault for a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So far more than 500 cases of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported. Many of these cases have required hospitalization.
YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's call today for a top-to-bottom review of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is good news for consumers, according to Consumers Union (CU), the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine.
Friday, after disclosing new details about the discovery of contaminated peanuts sent abroad by the same plant linked to a national salmonella outbreak, the government opened a criminal investigation, according to federal officials.
The Food and Drug Administration has stated that the company intentionally released contaminated goods from a place that was never intended to make peanut butter safely, creating a gigantic food recall.
The Peanut Corp. of America has recalled all peanuts and peanut products processed at its Blakely, Ga., facility since Jan. 1, 2007. The U.S.