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View Diary: Killer Peanut Butter... Why It Was Predicted but Not Prevented (183 comments)

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  •  Is this the same physical plant (2+ / 0-)

    that put the brand Peter Pan out of business with contaminated PB?

    •  No. (6+ / 0-)

      Peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) and sold from its Blakely, Georgia plant has been tested and confirmed by the Food and Drug Administration as having a contamination of salmonella bacteria.  More than 43 states have reported salmonella infections with the same genetic fingerprint as the contaminated lots of peanut butter.  The recall affects 21 lots of PCA peanut butter in containers ranging from five to fifty pounds and several different brand names such as King Nut peanut butter and Parnell's Pride. All PCA customers who received the peanut butter are being contacted via telephone and in writing.  The company has stated that all the recalled product has been sold in bulk packaging to a distribution company, servicing large institutions, including food service industries, school cafeterias, and retirement communities.  No contamination has yet been discovered in any consumer brands of peanut butter.

      In 2007, ConAgra  recalled all Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter beginning with product code 2111 that already was distributed.  The company also destroyed all affected products in their possession, due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee.  ConAgra advised consumers to destroy any Peter Pan and Great Value brand peanut butter beginning with product code 2111 in their possession.  In response with this announcement, the FDA sent investigators to ConAgra's processing plant in Sylvester, Georgia where the products are made to review records, collect product samples and conduct tests for Salmonella Tennessee.  The contamination affected hundreds of consumers across 39 states.

    •  Still in business (3+ / 0-)

      Peter Pan is still a going concern. Any reports of its demise are premature.

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