WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed the source of a salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter, more companies recalled their products.
The FDA said independent tests confirmed a Peanut Corp. of America manufacturing plant in Blakely, Ga., was the source of the Salmonella typhimurium contamination.
The latest recalls include:
-- Blanton's Candies of Sweetwater, Tenn.: Approximately 1,400 pounds of its peanut butter sticks sold in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.
-- Weis Markets of Sunbury, Pa.: Two private label peanut butter sandwich crackers it sells under its Weis Quality label in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.
-- Dinners Ready Inc. of Mukilteo, Wash.: "Asian Marinated Flank Steak with Sesame Vegetable Stir Fry," "Indonesian Chicken with Coconut Rice," and "Chicken Satay & Bangkok Peanut Sauce with Jasmine Rice" meals because the marinades contained possibly tainted peanut butter.
-- Premier Nutrition Inc. of Carlsbad, Calif.: Selected Twisted- and Titan-brand bars sold nationwide.
-- Boca Grande Foods Inc. of Duluth, Ga.: Poco Pac- and Grande Gourmet-brand peanut butter and peanut butter and jelly combination products distributed nationally for use by foodservice companies and institutions.
-- Landies Candies Co. Inc. of Buffalo, N.Y.: Landies- and Wegmans-brand chocolate products containing peanut butter that were sold in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
-- Lovin Oven LLC of Irwindale, Calif.: Health Valley-brand organic peanut crunch chewy granola bars sold nationwide.
The FDA said major brands of peanut butter sold in jars are not affected by the recalls.