Thursday, 29 January 2009

More scary peanut stories

Its very scary to hear out food has been contaminated and yet again here is another story.

Starbucks remove peanut products from its shelves in Canada

The FDA is currently investigating a salmonella outbreak that has been traced to a Georgia plant owned by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) that manufactures peanut butter and peanut paste

But "due to the serious nature" of the FDA warning, Starbucks has "decided to voluntarily pull all products containing peanut butter from company-operated and licensed stores in the U.S. and Canada and stop using peanut butter in those products until further notice."

As a result of the coffee company's decision, the following items will not be available in Canadian Starbucks outlets for the immediate future:

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bar
  • Granola Bar
  • Peanut Butter Cookie
  • Peanut Butter Oatcake
  • Protein Plate
  • Peanut Butter Portion Pack (w/Bagels)

Information From here

From here
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
We find

PCA is notifying customers who received recalled products by phone and/or in writing. Customers should segregate and hold the product and call PCA at 1-877-564-7080 for further instructions. Consumers should contact the FDA and visit the agency web site at for a complete list of all products affected.

“We have been devastated by this, and we have been working around the clock with the FDA to ensure any potentially unsafe products are removed from the market immediately,” said Stewart Parnell, President of Peanut Corporation of America. “Additionally, we are working alongside state and federal food safety experts in every way we can to help them protect consumers, both now and in the future.

“We want our customers and consumers to know that PCA is taking extraordinary measures, out of an abundance of caution, to identify and recall all products that have been identified as potential risks.”

The recalled peanuts and peanut products were distributed nationwide to institutions, food service industries, and private label food companies as well as and in Canada, Haiti, Korea and Trinidad.

For more Information look here

And From We get this information
Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) announced this evening that the company has recalled all peanuts and peanut products processed and shipped from the company's Blakely, Georgia production facility since January 1, 2007.

Today's action follows the publication of FDA's investigation report that described unsanitary conditions in the Blakely plant.
So can anyone tell me has this made it into the Korean News because I have a lot of peanut butter loving friends.


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