Monday, February 9, 2009

MRE's with recalled peanut paste?


As well as tracing the contamination back to the source, officials have to follow serpentine trails forward to try to figure out all the final destinations. The list of recalls, and possibilities, keeps growing.

Recalls now include cookies, crackers, cereal, candy, ice cream, pet treats and much more.

In addition to having its products spread through the marketplace, Peanut Corp. has been a supplier to the government.

Federal officials said Friday they are shipping 660,000 new emergency meal kits to Arkansas and Kentucky after discovering many packages they sent earlier, to help people recover from an ice storm, contained the recalled peanut butter.

The Agriculture Department said it had shipped some of the company's potentially contaminated peanut butter and peanuts to eight states, including school lunch programs in California, Minnesota and Idaho, in 2007. The department has suspended business with the company.

On January 28, 2009, PCA announced it was voluntarily recalling all peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella......

PCA has not manufactured any products in cans and jars since 2007. However, because the January 28th recall notice indicated that PCA does not sell products directly to consumers in stores, and because the expanded recall includes PCA products made since the beginning of 2007, the potential for confusion may exist. .... FDA continues to update its website to alert the public about any new recalls.

PCA sold its Casey’s, Parnell’s Pride, Reggie, and Robinson Crusoe labels to 99 Cent Stuff, 99 Cents Only Stores, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree Stores.

Nice to see the government agencies on the ball. Peanut butter "stuff'" has been on the recall list for how long now? Yet they sort of forgot to test their MRE's before shipping them off to emergency victims?

Canned peanuts, canned nut mixes, granola mixes with service packaging, school food services, high-end shops and low-end shops. Even dog treats.

Yep, folks, start planning out your spring garden needs now. It's just plain common sense anymore.

I suppose you could just increase your insurance coverage and go with that.

1 comment:

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

The magnitude of this recall has really amazed me. And clear back to 2007? That is just nuts! (no pun intended) I am looking forward to more of our own food coming from the garden this year.


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