FEMA Emergency Kits May Contain Tainted Peanut Butter

People warned to throw out packets in salmonella scare
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2009 1:55 AM CST
A sheriff's car sits in front of the the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Ga. The plant is the source of salmonella contamination of US peanut products, according to officials.   (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
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(Newser) – FEMA food kits given to storm victims in Arkansas and Kentucky may have contained peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, CNN reports. The kits came from a company hit by a nationwide recall following a salmonella outbreak. FEMA warns that anyone who received a meal kit should immediately throw away any included packets of peanut butter.
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