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Penn State Pulls Peanut Butter Food Items

on January 20, 2009 9:36 AM
According to the Daily Collegian, Penn State has removed peanut butter products from the dining commons and campus convenience stores.  Penn State received a notice from the FDA on January 12th stating they should not serve peanut butter brands King Nut or Parnell's Pride due to the recent salmonella outbreak in the United States.

Another FDA warning was issued on Saturday, January 17th urging consumers to not eat any products with commerically made peanut butter.  Items removed from campus stores inlcude Kellog Company's brands Keebler, Austin, and Famous Amos, along with some Little Debbie products.

A plant in Blakely, Georgia appears to be the source of the salmonella outbreak.  The plant manufactures peanut butter that is later served in cafeterias, long-term care facilities, etc.  The plant does not sell its products directly to consumers.  (Read More)
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