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An Updated Overview of the 2009 Salmonella Outbreak Investigation and Recalls

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As fallout continues from the peanut butter recalls originally announced in early January 2009 by the Peanut Corporation of America ("PCA"), some have wondered why the original Salmonella outbreak investigation took so long, and why recalls are still continuing. Unfortunately, most food-borne outbreaks take weeks (and, sometimes months) to identify because of the complexity of the issues … Continue Reading

Salmonella Outbreak Strain Found In PCA’s Plainview Facility

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As recalls continue following the discovery in early January 2009 of Salmonella Typhimurium in peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (“PCA”) in Blakely, Georgia, the Texas Department of State Health Services (“TDSHS”) has now confirmed that Salmonella was also isolated from peanut meal produced at PCA’s Plainview, Texas facility. Doug McBride, a spokesman for … Continue Reading

As Many As Six Outbreak Cases May Be Linked To PCA’s Plainview Facility

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As many as six cases associated with the ongoing Salmonella outbreak may have been traced to products produced at PCA’s Plainview, Texas production facility. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, these individuals reported exposure to peanut butter distributed by the Lakewood-based Vitamin Cottage. In turn, an open container of Vitamin Cottage fresh ground peanut … Continue Reading

Recalls Spread To PCA’s Plainview Facility

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On Monday, February 9, 2009, the Plainview Peanut Co., a subsidiary of Peanut Corporation of America (“PCA”), voluntarily halted operations at its Plainview, Texas production facility pending the resolution of continuing governmental investigations. On Thursday, February 12, 2009, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced, in a News Release, that it has ordered a recall of all products … Continue Reading