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Georgia Lab Test Confirm Salmonella Contamination in an “UNOPENED” Tub of Peanut Butter

Laboratory tests by the Georgia Department of Agriculture have confirmed Salmonella contamination in some peanut butter manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) processing facility in Blakely, Georgia.

We have confirmation for Salmonella,” said Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin. “The sample that tested positive came from an unopened five-pound tub of King Nut Creamy Peanut Butter with “Best Before 1/07/10” collected at the plant by one of our inspectors.”

Further testing will be required to determine if this is the type of Salmonella linked to illnesses across the country.

  • Connecticut also has reported Salmonella confirmed in an UNOPENED jar of King Nut PB. A different lot # from the Georgia finding.