WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of possibly tainted peanut butter products have been recalled as the federal government investigates the Salmonella outbreak.
Both the FBI and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration want to determine if there were any crimes committed by the Peanut Corp. of American. The FDA discovered two of the company's plants were the sources of the contamination in peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste distributed to other firms for use in manufacturing cookies, peanut butter dough, pet foods, cereals, candy and other food products.
Eight people have died after consuming the tainted products, while hundreds of others have become ill, officials said.
Included in the most recent recalls were:
--Dough-to-Go Inc.: Various cookie dough products sold under the Dough-to-Go, Jane Dough and Auntie Ono labels.
--A.L. Schutzman Co.: Always Save-, Best Choice- and Kitty Clover-brand dry roasted peanuts and Best Choice-brand nut topping.
--Great Harvest Bread Co.: Cupids Crunch-, Reindeer Food- and Bunny Food-brand holiday snack mixes.
--WinCo Foods Inc.: Organic Cascade-brand trail mix.
--Atkins Nutritionals Inc.: Advantage-brand chocolate peanut butter and peanut fudge granola, Day Break-brand peanut butter fudge crisp and Endulge-brand caramel cluster.
The FDA said no major brands of jarred peanut butter are involved in the recalls.