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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...

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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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