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2009-01-29 08:28:37

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. Food and Drug Administration said the expanded recall includes all lots that begin with the number 7, 8 or 9 of dry and oil roasted peanuts and peanut butter, paste, meal and granules. Previously, PCA announced a recall of only peanut butter and peanut paste. The Georgia PCA plant, which sells its products to institutional and industrial users for...

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2009-01-28 08:05:00

The U.S. recall of foods containing possibly tainted peanut butter has expanded to include additional products, including more dog treats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Carolina Prime Pet, a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling four of its products that contain peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corp. of America. One of PCA's plants has been identified as the source of salmonella contamination of peanut butter and peanut butter paste used to...

2009-01-27 16:51:00

No Cases of Illness Reported CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenny Craig, Inc. one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, today announced a voluntary recall of its Jenny's Cuisine(R) Anytime Peanut Butter Flavor Nutritional Bars (UPC Code 655447009347) for U.S and P.R. distribution with the following BEST BEFORE DATES: MAY1209ALO, MAY1209BLO, MAY2409BLO, MAY2509BLO, MAY2509ALO, MAY2609ALO, & MAY2609BLO, because the product contains peanut butter which was...

2009-01-27 09:51:44

A new study finds swimming, having a private well or septic system, and other factors not involving food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks.Outbreaks linked to food, such as the current Salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter that has sickened more than 500 people in 43 states, account for only about 10 percent of intestinal infections, which are medically termed as enteric infections. The new study, in the February 15 issue...

2009-01-27 08:14:09

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says more than 500 cases of Salmonella poisoning have occurred as recalls of tainted peanut butter products expand. The FDA said among the latest recalls was the Falcon Trading Co./SunRidge Farms of Pajaro, Calif., which issued a precautionary nationwide voluntary recall of its Naturally Preferred-brand honey nut nuggets and SunRidge-brand tropical golden nuggets, chocolate energy bars and energy nuggets. The recalls stem from a FDA investigation that...

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2009-01-26 16:50:00

Georgia state health inspectors have reported that a plant responsible for producing peanut butter linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak was cited with several violations. Health inspectors cited several violations including areas of rust near food, openings in warehouse entryways where rodents could get through and several unlabelled spray bottles at the plant located in Blakely, Ga. and owned by Peanut Corporation of America. According to a transcript obtained by the New York Times,...

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2009-01-24 16:42:41

A seventh death tied to the recent U.S. salmonella outbreak was reported on Saturday in Minnesota.  The woman, in her 80s, had been living in a long-term care facility, according to a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health, who did not disclose the woman's name, date of death or whether she had consumed peanut butter. It was the third death in Minnesota tied to outbreak. More than 125 products containing peanut butter have been recalled as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

2009-01-22 12:41:48

Children younger than age 5 should not be allowed to handle baby chicks or other baby birds, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday advised that live poultry are a source of human Salmonella infections and people should wash their hands after any poultry contact. Salmonellosis is a serious illness that can be transmitted to people through contact with live poultry, including baby chicks and...

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2009-01-22 15:13:55

Federal officials said on Wednesday the Peanut Corp. of America's processing facility in Blakely, Georgia is likely the sole source of the U.S. salmonella outbreak involving contaminated peanut butter, as over 125 products have been recalled in an investigation that keeps mounting. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said cookies, crackers, ice cream and even some pet foods have been recalled in connection with the outbreak, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have...

2009-01-20 14:25:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who purchased raw milk from the Conestoga Valley Dairy Farm in Ephrata, Lancaster County, should discard it immediately due to the risk of Salmonella contamination, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said today. Raw milk has not been pasteurized to kill disease-causing bacteria or homogenized. Pennsylvania farms selling raw milk must have a permit and have product samples tested in a laboratory due to the health risks associated...