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2009-01-20 11:16:43

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the recall of possibly contaminated peanut butter products has again been expanded. The Kroger Co. announced the precautionary recall of its Private Selection Peanut Butter Passion ice cream in select stores. The peanut butter was supplied by the Peanut Corp. of America and might be contaminated with salmonella. The affected ice cream was sold in City Market, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC and Smith's stores. Meijer Inc. announced a...

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2009-01-20 08:07:13

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Monday that salmonella was found in a package of peanut butter sandwich crackers made by food manufacturer Kellogg Co. The Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter was one of 16 snacks the Battle Creek, Michigan Company voluntarily recalled last week because of the possibility of salmonella contamination. So far, the salmonella outbreak has killed at least six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states. At least 90...

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2009-01-19 08:00:00

If you're craving peanut butter, think twice before you reach for your favorite snack. Health authorities are warning consumers to avoid eating products that contain peanut butter until they can determine the scope of an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that may have contributed to six deaths. "We urge consumers to postpone eating any products that may contain peanut butter until additional information becomes available," said Dr. Stephen Sundlof of the Food and Drug Administration's...

2009-01-18 14:29:00

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc. announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling its Food Lion Bake Shop brand PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES because the cookies have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled cookies contain peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America which is the subject of an investigation concerning recent Salmonella outbreaks. No illnesses have been reported in...

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2009-01-15 12:36:40

On Wednesday, Kellogg Co said it was removing its Austin and Keebler branded peanut butter snacks from store shelves, as well as putting a hold on their shipments, due to the concern of the current Salmonella food poisoning outbreak. However, the company said that its own investigation has not yet found any concerns over its products, nor has Kellogg received any consumer illness complaints. Since September, U.S. health authorities reported that the salmonella food poisoning outbreak has...

2009-01-14 12:53:55

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said preliminary evidence suggests peanut butter may be the source of a Salmonella outbreak. As of Monday, 410 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 43 states. The infection may have contributed to three deaths, the report said. Peanut Corp. of America, which makes peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries and private label food companies, recalled...

2009-01-13 20:00:00

LYNCHBURG, Va., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), a peanut processing company and maker of peanut butter for bulk distribution to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies, today announced a voluntary recall of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. All product affected was produced on or after July 1, 2008, specific to the lot...

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2009-01-13 15:32:56

Health officials said Tuesday that three deaths which occurred in Virginia and Minnesota were tied to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people. Michelle Peregoy, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Health, said that two adults in Virginia were infected with salmonella when they died, but that it was not yet clear whether the illness itself was the cause of death. She did not disclose details about the two people.  Minnesota health officials had...

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2009-01-10 15:55:00

Health officials in Minnesota have implicated the discovery of salmonella bacteria in peanut butter as the possible source of an outbreak that has been reported in 42 states so far. The discovery led officials to issue a product alert for King Nut brand creamy peanut butter after finding the Salmonella typhimurium bacteria in a 5-pound institutional-size jar used for schools and hospitals. "The Minnesota cases have the same genetic fingerprint as the cases in a national outbreak that has...

2009-01-08 13:37:20

A single strain of salmonella has infected 388 people in 42 states since last fall but the cause is still unknown, U.S. medical officials said Thursday. Most patients have become ill since mid-October, Lola Russell, a spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said. She said the outbreak was still growing and DNA testing implicates a common strain known as salmonella typhimurium, The Wall Street Journal reported. The typhimurium strain is commonly found...