Peanut product recall still expanding

Feb. 18, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the recall list of possibly tainted peanut products has again expanded to include multiple brands of trail mixes.

Supervalu Inc. announced the precautionary recall of trail mix and fruit and nut trail mix products sold under the Acme, Albertsons, Jewel and Shaw brands. The precautionary recall follows a nationwide recall of all peanuts, peanut butter and peanut paste produced at contaminated Peanut Corp. of America plants.

More than 600 illnesses and nine deaths are believed to be linked with PCA Salmonella-contaminated peanut products, the FDA said.

Other recent recalls include:

--Turner Holdings: Ice cream containing peanuts sold under the Best Choice and Luvel brand names.

--Junior's Cheesecake & Desserts Inc: Eight-inch peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecakes sold exclusively through QVC Inc.'s television programs.

--Eillien's Candies Inc.: Eillien's-brand chopped peanut nut topping,

--Bad Byron's Specialty Food Products Inc.: Bad Byron's-brand barbeque seasoned roasted peanuts.

--Bear Naked Inc.: Bear Naked-brand all-natural peanut butter granola and granola with "Heavenly Chocolate" listing a "Better if Used Before" date prior to Feb. 1, 2010.

No major brands of peanut butter sold in jars have been recalled, officials said.

A detailed list of all recalled peanut products is available at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph/recalls.html.

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