Articles tagged with: peanut butter
The title of the this post does sound rather strange. You see, back in the 80s, barely a tween, I went to the allergist and took an allergy test. I had a positive reaction to peanut butter, and since that day, I did my best to avoid peanut butter and other products that contained it.
There were times when I unknowingly ingested the product, as in, eating a cracker and not knowing it contained peanut butter, but there was no allergic reaction after consumption. No hives, no closing of the throat, …
(CNN) — FBI agents Monday raided a rural Georgia peanut butter plant suspected as the source of a nationwide salmonella outbreak, a CNN affiliate reported.
The Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, was sealed off by federal authorities Monday morning, WALB reported.
The company is accused of knowingly shipping tainted products now linked to nearly 600 illnesses, including eight deaths, in 43 states. The recent outbreak has led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, encompassing more than 1,000 products.
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of …
It seems like the recall of peanut butter products are never ending.
Turkey Hill has voluntarily recalled six ice cream and frozen yogurt products. Target recalled sixteen products that are sold under the Archer Farm and Market Pantry brands. Kashi is also recalling some of its granola bars and cookies.
Head on over to the FDA website for a comprehensive list of all products that have been recalled.
Ah, the plot thickens. Seems like the nationwide salmonella outbreak was something that was bound to happen. The peanut butter plant in Georgia responsible for the outbreak has a history of cleanliness standard violations. The plant is no longer in operation.
From New York Times.com
The plant in Georgia that produced peanut butter tainted by salmonella has a history of sanitation lapses and was cited repeatedly in 2006 and 2007 for having dirty surfaces and grease residue and dirt buildup throughout the plant, according to health inspection reports. Inspection reports from 2008 …
More companies have joined the peanut butter recall list in the attempt to mitigate salmonella exposure to the public. General Mills Inc., Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., and Meijer Inc. are the recent addtions to the list. The source of the outbreak has been traced back to Peanut Corporation of America’s peanut butter and peanut paste plant in Georgia.
Head on over to the FDA’s website for a complete list of recalled products.
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The source of the salmonella outbreak that has spread to 43 states has been traced back to a peanut butter supplier. The peanut butter was sold to food service providers by King Nut Companies, so those off-the-shelf brands like Skippy and Jif look to be quite alright. The outbreak has sickened over 400 people and is also linked to three possible deaths. About two years ago, a similar salmonella outbreak came from Peter Pan brand peanut butter and was linked to at least 625 cases.
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We might be down in this recession, but we’re not out. Consumers are cutting back on spending and are struggling to make ends meet. Manufacturers too are feeling the crunch. Less consumer spending, higher transportation costs, and higher cost of ingredients means smaller bottom lines, and that means, unhappy stakeholders. To offset the effects of the recession, many companies have devised tactics on maximizing profitability by deception. There’s no formal term for it, but I guess we can label it downsizing.
You might not know it, but while that jar of …
If you’re one of those peanut butter snobs who demands top quality peanut butter, well, you can have it all with your very own peanut butter maker. As for me, I’m allergic to peanuts, so I’ll live vicariously through you peanut butter lovers.
Just throw in your nuts (peanuts, cashews, macadamia, and others) and let the machine do it’s work. You can have your nut butter either chunky or smooth. There’s a joke in there…somewhere.
Available at the end of the month. All yours for $49.98.
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