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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:55 PM
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125 foods recalled due to salmonella outbreak
Source: AP

NutriSystem is among latest to join list of those caught up in investigation

updated 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
MILWAUKEE - More than 125 products have been recalled in a salmonella-and-peanuts investigation that keeps getting bigger, federal health officials said Wednesday.

The list ranges from goodies like cookies and ice cream to energy bars. Even food for pooches may not be entirely safe, with a national company recalling some of its dog treats.

On Tuesday, PetSmart recalled seven kinds of its Grreat Choice dog biscuits. On Wednesday, the weight loss company NutriSystem issued a recall for peanut butter granola bars. And some Asian foods made with peanut sauces are starting to turn up on the recalls list.

To help consumers, the Food and Drug Administration has set up on its Web site searchable list of recalled peanut products. We expect (the) number to continue to increase, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the FDAs food safety program. No major brands of peanut butter sold in jars are implicated.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28749159



Wow...This is really expanding.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:58 PM
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1. Damn! I love peanut butter!
:( :cry:

Somebody stop this!
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:02 PM
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2. WTF?
shit like this never ever happened when i was a kid. We could leave Easter Eggs in an unrefrigerated basket for nearly a week and never even had a hint of gastrointestinal problems. What gives?
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:08 PM
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3. no kidding.

All this food recall never happened AT ALL before Bush or Clinton.
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:16 PM
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4. I just want to know
where the hell is my food before I put it on my plate. E.coli, salmonella, staphylococcus... the biggest thing I ever had to worry about was worms in uncooked pork. Sheez!
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:11 AM
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18. We have a small farm in a county south of our home.
A lifelong friend farms it for us. His full-time job is being a meat inspector. He is close to retirement age.

Every time we see him, he tells us how discouraging his job has become. Since bush took office, fewer new people are being trained. Retirees are not being replaced. He feels like he is unable to do his job adequately any more. This is someone who feels responsible and proud of his job, too. Imagine the people who are just showing up and putting in their time.

BTW, I just recovered from serious e. coli poisoning. I was in the hospital for six days. My family was scared to death.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:21 PM
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8. Not just rolling back of inspections....
...and safe guards, but also resilient strains of bacteria. It evolves quickly, y'know, and the antibiotic resistant strains are surviving.

So see, it's JUST THE RIGHT TIME to get rid of all those pesky regulations! As we have been shown by the GOP, across the board, deregulation WORKS!
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:49 AM
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25. Yep, deregulation works. The magical market works.
People who get killed by contaminated food don't buy that brand any more. Voila! Perfection.

Funny how they never seem to believe in deregulating private life.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:16 AM
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22. Republicons totally trashed the FDA -- and the rest of America's government
so their fatcat republicon corporate cronies could PROFITEER by shoving cheap, contaminated crap down the gullets of the American people...

Thanks a pantload, Republicons. You got a truckload of karma coming your way for what you have done to America.
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ComtesseDeSpair Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:18 PM
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5. Well...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 PM by ComtesseDeSpair
a lot of it is because of the way modern corporate food products are mass manufactured in one location, then distributed nationally or internationally. In the old days, when there was a lot of small, local food production, if something was tainted it might sicken a few towns or half a state or so, but it wouldn't sicken the entire nation. Nowadays, when something goes wrong, it can sicken thousands from coast to coast. It's just another example of how big business kills.

But of course, the Bush administration's mismanagement of the FDA doesn't help either. Let's hope with Obama in there, there's some quality oversight back in place!
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Grinchie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:50 AM
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21. So is Peanut Butter now produced like Ground Beef?
In 10,000 Pound batches using peanuts from all over the world?

Most likely, the answer is yes, but I have yet to see the manufacturing process highlighted in ANY news media.

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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:18 PM
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6. I hope making my own PB at Whole Foods is still okay...
Because nothing tastes better than fresh ground peanut butter.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 PM
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7. Unbelievable, thanks King George for your many gifts to Americans.
Be careful out there everyone.
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:29 PM
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9. Maybe we should send him a Care-Pack
complete with pretzels, peanut spread - a bottle of Jim Beam and a mountain bike.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:50 PM
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11. LMAO....
:rofl:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:36 PM
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10. fda website:
List of Company Recalls
Weis Markets Announces Voluntary Recall of Weis Quality (WQ) Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and WQ Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers Due to Possible Health Risk (January 20) New!
Blanton's Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Sticks Because of Possible Health Risk (January 21) New!
Dinners Ready Meridian Recalls November & December Asian Marinated Flank Steak, Indonesian Chicken and Chicken Satay Prepared Meals Because of Possible Health Risk (January 20) New!
Boca Grande Foods Announces a Nationwide Recall of POCO PAC, and GRANDE GOURMET Peanut Butter Products Because of Possible Health Risk (January 20) New!
Premier Nutrition Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of selected TWISTED and TITAN Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk (January 20) New!
NutriSystem Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter Granola Bar Due to Possible Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) Contamination and Potential Health Risk (January 21) New!
Ready Pac Foods, Inc Announces Voluntary Product Recall (January 20) New!
PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits (January 20)
Nature's Path Recalls Peanut Butter Optimum Energy Bars Nationwide Because of Possible Health Risk (January 20)
Country Maid Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk (January 20)
Evening Rise Bread Co. Recalls Peanut Butter Cookies and Bars Because of Possible Health Risk (January 19)
Clif Bar & Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of CLIF and LUNA Branded Bars Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Health Risk (January 19)
Kroger Recalls Select Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk (January 19)
Abbott Nutrition Announces Voluntary Recall of ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee Bars and NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars in U.S., Mexico, New Zealand and Singapore (January 19)
Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanut Butter Crackers and Ice Cream Because of Possible Health Risk (January 19)
Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter (January 18)
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Wal-Mart Bakery Brand Peanut Butter Cookies Because Of Possible Health Risk (January 18)
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Lofthouse Peanut Butter Cookies, Chuck's Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies And Pastries Plus Gourmet Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk (January 18)
Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products Recalls Food Lion Bake Shop Peanut Butter Cookies Nationwide Because Of Possible Health Risk (January 18)
South Bend Chocolate Company Recalls Various Candys Containing Peanut Butter Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination (January 18)
McKee Foods Corporation Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Little Debbie Peanut Butter Toasty and Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich Crackers Because of Possible Health Risk (January 18)
Perry's Ice Cream Company Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Peanut Butter Ice Cream Products Due to Possible Health Risk (January 17)
Hy-Vee Inc. Recalls Bakery Products With Peanut Butter Distributed in Seven States Due to Possible Health Risk (January 17)
Peanut Corporation of America Expands Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter (January 16)

Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos And Keebler Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk (January 16)
Peanut Corporation of America Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter (January 13)
King Nut Issues Peanut Butter Recall (January 10)
Company Action
Kellogg Company Announces Precautionary Hold on Austin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers (January 14)
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.h...
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 PM
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12. Thanks for posting this....
I threw out everything with peanut butter in it in my house. I don't want to chance it.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:00 PM
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13. HERE is the FDA list/website ...
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Azlady Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:50 PM
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14. Darn- my Peanut butter cups :0(
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:54 PM
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15. Wow..thanks..I see some products on there
that we sell at the co-op..the brands anyway, like cliff bars, luna bars, and Nature's Path.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:49 AM
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17. Thanks so much for posting that.
Clif Bars and LUNA Bars. Darn!
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mamameow Donating Member (223 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:32 AM
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16. wow!
i tried the nutrisystem but the food was horrible!!! i gave it to person who was down on her financial luck, living in her car. she said she ate it but if she had other food she would not have been able to stomach it. her dog refused to eat it. awful food, do not know if these star endorsements are really eating it or paid to say they are or they are getting special foods from nutri. yuck!!!!
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:41 AM
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19. Maybe we all need to read The Jungle again
and get riled up
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B o d i Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 03:47 AM
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20. The problem with peanut butter continues to spread?
Bad joke, I know, sorry, someone had to say it.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:31 AM
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23. We just bought a whole box of Kashi's Granolal bars with peanuts at Costco and it seems to be safe:
http://www.kashi.com /

Kashi Not Affected by Recall

"Our products do not contain any peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America and are not affected by the recently announced recall."

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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:48 AM
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24. This is the only time I've ever been glad to have a peanut allergy. n/t
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:33 AM
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26. Dog biscuits from PetSmart are now on the list

I think it's their brand, not sure, I saw it on the news a couple of hours ago.
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