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76 Products Added to Peanut Butter Recall

Sunland adds a variety of nut butters, other foodstuffs in salmonella scare

(Newser) - It turns out the Trader Joe's peanut butter recall was just the tip of the iceberg. Sunland, the New Mexico-based company that produces Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, today expanded the recall to include 76 different products, the LA Times reports. Most are other peanut butter...

Trader Joe's Recalls Its House Peanut Butter

They say it's out of an 'abundance of caution'

(Newser) - Trader Joe's is recalling its house brand of peanut butter over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was announced on the company's website. No specific lot numbers are available. Officials with the specialty grocery chain said they...

Man Attacks Women With Sword and ... Sandwich

Mark Christopher Miller allegedly smeared lady with peanut butter

(Newser) - Two Florida women were likely scared when Mark Christopher Miller rushed them with a 4-foot sword, but maybe not quite as terrified by his second weapon: a peanut butter sandwich. The 50-year-old man is accused of poking one of the women, who is six months pregnant, with the sword after...

Man Accused of Stealing $600 in Reese's Cups

Gas station puts foot down after months of shoplifting

(Newser) - Police in northern Ohio are trying to identify a candy thief who has stolen hundreds of dollars in peanut butter cups from a gas station store. Employees reported that a young man usually comes in after midnight, snatches Reese's peanut butter cups, and exits the store before they can...

15 American Foods That Freak Out the World

Why do we like peanut butter and mayonnaise so much, anyway?

(Newser) - So you can't stomach the idea of drinking civet poop with your coffee ? Well, just imagine coming to America for the first time and encountering … mayonnaise. Houston Press writer Katharine Shilcutt took a survey of her foreign-born friends and came up with 15 examples of Western food...

Wife: Hubby's Ex Tried to Assault Me With Peanut Butter

Peanut butter-smeared letter could lead to charges

(Newser) - Anyone might find a letter smeared with peanut butter a bit odd, but one woman considered it … assault. The woman says her husband’s ex-wife sent him the letter, and since she’s highly allergic to peanuts, she believes it was actually an attempt to harm her. She found...

Salmonella Tests Spark Skippy Recall in 16 States

Reduced Fat Creamy and Super Chunk called back in 16 states

(Newser) - Next time you get a hankering for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, check the label first. Two varieties of Skippy Peanut Butter Spread are being recalled in 16 states, after company tests indicated that they might contain salmonella, WalletPop reports. No one has actually gotten sick yet, but Unilever...

Peanut Scare, Economy Slam Girl Scout Cookie Sales

(Newser) - Thanks to the economy, the peanut scare, and ugly winter weather, Girl Scout cookie sales are down 20% nationwide this year, the Boston Herald reports. Key programs are in danger of being cut, but the spirit of the young troopers is undimmed. “Not a lot of people on my...

Would Better Laws Have Caught Salmonella Scare?
Would Better Laws Have Caught Salmonella Scare?

Would Better Laws Have Caught Salmonella Scare?

(Newser) - A third of US states do not require testing of the salmonella bacteria involved in reported illnesses, possibly hampering national efforts to identify outbreaks, MSNBC reports. If testing were mandatory, proponents say, a strain’s widespread dissemination could be more quickly identified and the source more easily pinpointed. But states...

Peanut Corp. Files for Bankruptcy

(Newser) - The latest victim of the nationwide salmonella outbreak is the Peanut Corporation of America, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy today, the Lynchburg News & Advance reports. “Given the events of the past month, including the broad-based recalls, the company has no alternative but to cease operations,” a...

Congress Shames the Peanut Man
Congress Shames the Peanut Man

Congress Shames the Peanut Man

Salmonella hearing makes an example of Fifth-taking exec

(Newser) - Congress knew it wasn’t going to get any answers out of Stew Parnell, the man whose company's peanut butter is suspected of killing eight people. Parnell doggedly took the Fifth on even the simplest questions, but it didn’t matter. Parnell was summoned only so he could be chastised,...

Peanut Corp Execs Refuse to Testify to Congress

Plead the Fifth, decline to eat their products

(Newser) - Peanut Corp execs had little to say today to a congressional panel curious about the salmonella outbreak that sickened 600 people, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Invoking the Fifth Amendment, PCA president Stewart Parnell and plant manager Sammy Lightsey refused to answer any questions—including on whether they would be willing...

America Loves Her Creamiest Crop
America Loves Her Creamiest Crop

America Loves Her Creamiest Crop

Peanut butter isn't just a dietary staple here; it's a cultural icon

(Newser) - “What’s more sacred than peanut butter?” Sen. Tom Harkin asked last week while scolding the company responsible for the recent peanut-butter-driven salmonella outbreak. Brian Palmer takes a look at American's PB love affair in Slate, and finds that while peanuts have been eaten in the US for more...

Peanut Corp Closes Texas Plant
 Peanut Corp Closes Texas Plant 

Peanut Corp Closes Texas Plant

Firm linked to salmonella outbreak suspends operations at 2nd facility

(Newser) - The peanut company at the center of an investigation into a deadly national salmonella outbreak said today that it has suspended operations at a second processing plant. Peanut Corp. of America said in a statement that it was voluntarily suspending operations at its Plainview, Texas, plant while state and federal...

Peanut Corp Lied, Sold to Retailers
Peanut Corp Lied, Sold
to Retailers

Peanut Corp Lied, Sold to Retailers

Reversal means salmonella recall might have to expand

(Newser) - The Peanut Corporation of America, whose plant in Georgia is the sole source of a nationwide salmonella outbreak, has admitted selling peanut products directly to retailers, primarily dollar stores. The reversal of the company’s earlier claim that it sold only to institutions means the recall of almost 1,800...

Salmonella Outbreak Bares Lethal Flaws in Oversight

Preplanned inspections, loose oversight kept company in business

(Newser) - Angry salmonella victims and their families are asking how the government missed the Peanut Corporation of America's flagrant health violations that killed eight people, reports the New York Times. The company and government inspectors overlooked rodents, leaky roofs and lukewarm roasters, while minimum-wage temporary workers paid little attention to health...

Warnings Crunch Peanut Butter Biz

Sales take a dive as wary shoppers steer clear of old favorite

(Newser) - Peanut butter makers are struggling to deal with the public relations nightmare caused by the salmonella outbreak, reports the New York Times. Many shoppers have started avoiding all brands of peanut butter and sales are down almost 25%. Companies not affected by the recall are buying ads stressing that their...

Worker Told Bosses: We Need to Clean This Place

'I did see roaches and rodents,' employee says

(Newser) - At least one employee alerted management to the sanitation problems at a Georgia peanut plant linked to the deadly salmonella outbreak, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. “I used to tell them all of the time, ‘We need to shut down and really clean this place,’” said Anne...

FEMA Emergency Kits May Contain Tainted Peanut Butter

People warned to throw out packets in salmonella scare

(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...

Feds Start Criminal Probe Into Salmonella Outbreak

FDA, Justice Dept. team up for investigation of Georgia peanut plant

(Newser) - The federal government has begun a criminal investigation into the peanut-driven salmonella outbreak, after it was revealed that a supplier shipped product that initially tested positive for the bacteria, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The House has called representatives from two testing labs, which certified negative results, to testify. Peanut Corp....

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