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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...

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2009-01-08 07:35:00

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is desperately trying to locate the cause of an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that has made 388 people sick across 42 states.So, far 18 percent of them have reported seeking hospital treatment, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday.The CDC believes the outbreak began in September; the Department of Agriculture, state health officials and the Food and Drug Administration are also involved with the investigation.Poultry, cheese and...

2008-12-17 01:22:21

The sale of raw milk was illegal in 26 states as of 2006, but those who oppose pasteurization have found ways to circumvent the law, U.S. reseachers say. The study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, finds that an average of 5.2 outbreaks per year linked to raw milk occurred in the United States from 1993 to 2006 -- more than double the rate in the previous 19 years. Study co-authors Jeffrey T. LeJeune and Paivi J. Rajala-Schultz of the College of Veterinary Medicine...

2008-10-28 12:30:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Special Kitty-brand gourmet blend dry cat food due to potential salmonella contamination. The FDA said Mars Petcare US Inc. initiated the voluntary recall of the cat food that's sold at Wal-Mart stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Elizabeth Weise The U.S. Department of Agriculture once again is warning consumers to read the label when cooking frozen chicken entrees amid thefourth salmonella outbreak in three years linked to raw frozen entrees. There have been 34 cases this year of salmonella food poisoning in at least 12 states from eating undercooked chicken . In each case, consumers thought breaded or pre-browned frozen chicken entrees were cooked, but they were raw. In March, the USDA issued a public health...


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