WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- More U.S. companies have announced recalls of products containing possibly tainted peanut ingredients produced by the Peanut Corporation of America.
PCA is being investigated for what state and federal officials said were unsanitary facilities, leading to salmonella contamination of the peanuts and peanut butter, granules, meal and paste the company provided various manufacturers of baked goods, dog treats, candy, cereals, ice cream and other products.
Among the latest firms to announced recalls were:
--Natures Path Organic Foods: EnviroKidz-brand organic crispy rice peanut choco chocolate drizzle bars and Nature's Path-brand organic granola bars with peanut butter or peanuts, peanut butter granola cereal and peanut butter granola. The products were sold across the United States and Canada.
--Beneficial Foods: Nature's Candy-brand peanut butter krinkles, karob krinkles, peanut chip crunch and peanut caramel omega-3 uplift bars
--Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods: Erin Baker's-brand peanut seed treats, peanut butter brownie bites, peanut butter breakfast cookies, rocky road breakfast cookies and peanut butter home-style granola.
--The A.M. Braswell Jr. Food Co.: More than 100 private brands of skinless salted and honey roasted peanuts.
--Betty Lou's Inc.: More than 65,000 Peanut Oregon-brand health food bars donated to the Oregon Food Bank.
No major brands of jarred peanut butter are involved in the recalls.
A detailed U.S. Food and Drug Administration list of the products being recalled, including lot codes, expiration dates and other information, is available at http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph/recalls.html.