peanut butter outbreak

Talked to the folks at USA Today between fielding phone calls of upset parents and family members of people, many kids, sickened with Salmonella-tainted Peanut Butter.  The story in part reads:

The pace of new recall announcements has been slow, some food-safety experts say….

The recall has engulfed snack foods popular with children. Salmonella is

A lawsuit stemming from the national outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in peanut butter will be filled Tuesday against the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in the US District Court, Middle District of Georgia. The complaint was filed on behalf of Vermont residents Gabrielle and Daryl Meunier, whose son was sickened in the outbreak.

The outbreak

As I said on King TV last night:

"This outbreak has been going on since Labor Day," said Seattle attorney Bill Marler. "We’re finally figuring it out on Inauguration Day. To me, I find that appalling.”

From a Company Press Release on FDA Website:

Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is expanding the recall of peanut

The FDA asked us all to not eat peanut butter yesterday.  Companies with any amount of peanut butter from The Peanut Corporation of America are now battling each other to get the next Press Release out touting the next recall.  After illnesses began on Labor Day 2008, to have this warning days before Inauguration Day

On January 16 Kellogg Company Announced  the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin® and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® And Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk.  Guess what I bought all of at the gas station today?

Based on available information, CDC and

I sent off a press release this morning asking for the FDA to do its job and recall peanut butter likely implicated in this recent Salmonella outbreak, and then I leave Minneapolis for the short flight to Seattle.  So, guess what happens when I am in the air – The FDA does its job.  When I landed

I am calling on the FDA to request recalls of foods containing peanut butter products manufactured in the Peanut Corporation of America’s (PCA) Blakely, GA plant. Tests have shown that product produced in the facility carries the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, which has sickened at least 453 people in 43 states and Canada and