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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...

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2009-02-06 13:20:00

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. According to an AP report, as of Thursday, all business with the company had been stopped, as officials defended their efforts to halt the outbreak that has sickened at least 575 people in 43 states. At least eight have died. With more than 1,300 possibly contaminated...

2009-02-04 10:51:00

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. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that the sources of this outbreak are peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA sells peanuts, peanut butter, peanut paste, peanut granules and peanut meal, all...

2009-02-02 14:52:00

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. CU said the recall of two years' worth of production from a peanut butter factory in Georgia underlines critical weaknesses in the FDA's inspection and enforcement capacity. CU called on Congress to require FDA to inspect such...

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2009-01-31 08:10:00

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. Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center, said that the Justice Department will join FDA investigators in looking into possible criminal violations.  The Peanut Corp. of America plant shipped allegedly tainted products of...

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2009-01-30 11:30:00

Christopher Meunier, a 7 year old child, woke up in November with a high fever, bloody diarrhea and was vomiting. "He was just in screaming pain," his mother, Gabrielle Meunier, told the New York Times. "He said, "ËœIt hurts so bad, I want to die' "” something you don't expect to hear out of a 7-year-old's mouth." Christopher had salmonella poisoning, caused by consuming peanut butter or peanut products produced at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Ga. The...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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