[PHNUTR-L] Update : Peanut Butter Recall - Additional Products Pose
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Update : Peanut Butter Recall
FDA: Additional Products Pose Risk
Salmonella found in the ConAgra Plant
As a follow-up to the recent Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut
butter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an
extensive inspection of ConAgra's Sylvester, Georgia processing plant.
Samples collected by the FDA revealed the presence of Salmonella. The
fact that FDA found Salmonella in the plant environment further suggests
that the contamination likely took place prior to the product reaching
consumers. Last week, tests by several states identified Salmonella in
many open jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter recovered from
consumers. In these instances, the Salmonella found in the plant and in
the open jars matched the outbreak strain recovered from consumers who
Peanut Butter Toppings Part of Recall
FDA has learned that the ConAgra plant in Sylvester, GA, sent bulk Peter
Pan peanut butter to its plant in Humboldt, TN. The three brands
described below are part of the original Peter Pan recall. These brands
have been recalled and are no longer being sold. However, some consumers
may still have these products in their home.
Consumers who have any of the products listed below should discard them.
Individuals who are not sure if the purchased product contains the
recalled peanut butter topping should contact the store where the
product was purchased.
The bulk peanut butter was used to make the following toppings:
* Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz
cans. Sonic outlets used the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was
The topping was used in the following Sonic products:
- Peanut Butter Shake
- Peanut Butter Fudge Shake
- Peanut Butter Sundae
- Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae
* Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans. Carvel used
the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was recalled.
The topping was used in the following Carvel ice cream products:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter Treasure
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher
- Any other customized products containing the Peanut Butter
Topping, including peanut butter flavored ice cream in ice cream cakes
* J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz.
cans: This topping may be used by retail and restaurant outlets
throughout the United States but is not available for direct purchase by
Recall Status and More Information
ConAgra informed the public that it is recalling all Peter Pan peanut
butter and all Great Value peanut butter beginning with product code
2111. The company's recall extends to products made since December 2005.
FDA's advice to consumers continues to be not to eat any Peter Pan
peanut butter or any Great Value peanut butter beginning with the 2111
FDA will provide updates on recalled products, including any other
products that may have been made with potentially contaminated peanut
butter and distributed to consumers.
Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever,
diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or
weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause
life-threatening infections or death. Individuals who have recently
eaten peanut butter-containing products from these companies and who
have experienced any of these symptoms should contact their doctor or
health care provider immediately and report the illnesses to their state
or local health authorities. Similarly, institutional food
establishments and other food service providers who have received
reports of illness from consumers after they consumed a product
containing this peanut butter are encouraged to share that information
with their local health department.
FDA is continuing to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, and with states and local officials to identify how the
contamination occurred in order to prevent similar foodborne illness
Kathrynne Holden, MS, RD < fivestar at nutritionucanlivewith.com >
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