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Peanut Company Employees Indicted For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak
2013-02-22 06:30:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Four employees of a former peanut processor linked to the 2009 salmonella outbreak that poisoned hundreds of people and killed nine have been indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday (Feb 21). Stewart and Michael Parnell, two brothers that owned and operated the now-bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America, and former PCA employees Samuel Lightsey, plant operations manager, and Mary Wilkerson, plant quality...

2011-05-16 09:20:26

Swamp was once a refuge for Indigenous Americans, runaway slaves and others It's the year 1800. You're a slave in southeast Virginia. You manage to escape. Your freedom is only going to last as long as you can hide. Where do you go? Would you believe the Great Dismal Swamp? According to Dan Sayers, assistant professor of anthropology and an historical archaeologist at American University, that's exactly where you could have gone for immediate sanctuary. "There are interesting parallels. What...

2009-04-08 14:30:00

The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it issued a warrant on New Jersey-based Westco Fruit and Nuts Inc for refusing to cooperate with a peanut recall amidst a nationwide salmonella scare. Westco allegedly denied the FDA access to documents and declined to recall products after an FDA request. The warrant, served Wednesday by US Marshalls, requests access to the company's distribution records, according to Reuters. "On Feb. 9, 2009, New Jersey officials executed an embargo...

2009-03-24 08:07:26

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Scotts Co. has expanded the recall of its wild bird food suet due to possible contamination. The FDA said the Marysville, Ohio, company now includes an additional seven varieties of wild bird food suet products and additional manufacturing date codes of the five varieties previously recalled. The products might contain peanut meal from Peanut Corporation of America facilities in either Texas or Virginia and have the potential to be contaminated...

2009-03-23 13:12:42

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat peanuts or peanut-derived products sold by Westco Fruit and Nuts Inc. The FDA said peanuts and peanut-containing products produced by the Irvington, N.J., company might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, since the peanuts in the Westco products came from the Peanut Corporation of America, which has been involved in a nationwide Salmonella typhimurium outbreak. The FDA said consumers having peanut-derived products...

2009-03-20 15:15:00

The company has severed its relationship with the broker that supplied the PCA peanut meal MARYSVILLE, Ohio, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scotts Company LLC ("Company") announced today an expansion of the voluntary wild bird food suet recall. The expanded voluntary recall will include an additional seven (7) varieties of wild bird food suet products and additional manufacturing date codes of the five (5) varieties previously recalled. These additional products may contain peanut meal from...

2009-03-13 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of the FDA expanding the Peanut Corporation of America's (PCA) Salmonella related recall to include all peanut ingredient products produced in PCA's Plainview, Texas facility since January 1, 2007, Weaver Popcorn Company, Inc. has issued a precautionary voluntary recall for the following product: -- 12 oz. (340g) bags of Trail's End(R) Chocolatey Peanut Clusters, with Best Before code dates 031308, 040408, 040508, 052108, 053008, 053108,...

2009-03-11 07:35:17

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses are still occurring among people who eat products containing tainted peanut ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the recalled peanuts and peanut butter, paste and granules contaminated by salmonella bacteria were produced by Peanut Corporation of America plants in Georgia and Texas for use by various manufacturers. CDC officials are urging consumers to avoid using any of the recalled cookies, pet foods,...

2009-03-11 07:20:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new safety guidelines on Tuesday for companies that use peanut products. The agency said it may seize products that test positive for salmonella bacteria, which can become heat-resistant in high-fat environments such as peanut butter. The FDA guidance provides recommendations relevant to the recent salmonella outbreak, which the CDC said Tuesday has sickened 683 people in 46 states. The outbreak, which was ultimately linked to foods...

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