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 became ill.
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:
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
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
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
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