Feds Order Massive Recall of All Peanut Plant Foods

Record recall aimed at stemming deadly salmonella outbreak
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2009 2:53 AM CST
The Peanut Corp. of America plant in Georgia which the FDA says is at the heart of the nationwide salmonella outbreak.   (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
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(Newser) – The FDA has ordered a massive recall of every single product from ice cream to snack crackers and dog biscuits made over the last two years with peanuts processed at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Georgia. The recall, aimed at stemming a deadly outbreak of salmonella, is one of the largest ever in US history. Most of the products have likely already been consumed, reports the Washington Post.

Retailers, manufacturers and consumers are being warned to throw out everything from the plant, where officials found four different strains of salmonella. "We have been devastated by this," said the company's president. "We have been working around the clock with the FDA to ensure any potentially unsafe products are removed from the market immediately."
(Read more salmonella stories.)