(Severely edited, read entire article online. Aparently
affected are institutions. And consumer products containing
peanut butter as part of some other food.)
JANUARY 16, 2009, 9:45 P.M. ET
453 Illnesses, 5 Deaths Tied To Peanut Butter
linked to a salmonella outbreak that is believed to have
been caused by peanut butter and peanut paste.
Officials investigating a Peanut Corporation of America
manufacturing plant in Georgia as the source of the
recall of peanut butter produced on or after Aug. 8, 2008
and peanut paste produced on or after Sept. 26, 2008 at its
Blakely, Georgia facility.
The outbreak has affected 43 states and Canada. peanut paste
used in consumer products. was not directly marketed to
bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and
food-service industry, Those products were sold to nursing
homes, schools, hospitals, and bakeries
also makes a peanut paste that's used in consumer products
like crackers, cookies and ice cream sold in grocery stores.
agency cannot yet give out a list of potentially affected
products that might have been sold in retail stores.
Kellogg Company said it was putting a precautionary hold on
Austin and Keebler brands of crackers that contain peanut
butter because Peanut Corporation of America is one of its
more cases are being reported daily. He explained that it
takes a couple of weeks to confirm that suspected illness
are caused by the same salmonella strain.