After conducting an intensive investigation in ConAgra’s Sylvester, Georgia processing plant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time officially suggested the salmonella contamination likely took place prior to the product reaching consumers. In evaluating and testing numerous jars of contaminated peanut butter from consumers last week, the FDA confirmed that the salmonella strains found in them matched those previously tested from the ConAgra food plant.
This link is just the newest piece of evidence in conclusively establishing what everyone already suspects: That ConAgra’s food plant is the sole cause of hundreds, if not thousands, of people who recently suffered from the effects of salmonella.
According to the FDA.GOV:
FDA has learned that the ConAgra plant in Sylvester, GA, sent bulk Peter Pan peanut butter to its plant in Humboldt, TN. The three brands described below are part of the original Peter Pan recall. These brands have been recalled and are no longer being sold. However, some consumers may still have these products in their home.
Consumers who have any of the products listed below should discard them. Individuals who are not sure if the purchased product contains the recalled peanut butter topping should contact the store where the product was purchased.
The bulk peanut butter was used to make the following toppings:
Â·Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans. Sonic outlets used the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was recalled.
The topping was used in the following Sonic products:
– Peanut Butter Shake
– Peanut Butter Fudge Shake
– Peanut Butter Sundae
– Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae
Â·Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans. Carvel used the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was recalled.
The topping was used in the following Carvel ice cream products:
– Chocolate Peanut Butter
– Peanut Butter Treasure
– Peanut Butter & Jelly
– Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher
– Any other customized products containing the Peanut Butter Topping, including peanut butter flavored ice cream in ice cream cakes
J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans: This topping may be used by retail and restaurant outlets throughout the United States but is not available for direct purchase by the public.
More information on this FDA peanut butter recall news can be found here.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.