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Total recall for The Peanut Corporation of America

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It's not clear if the FDA under Bush ever bothered to look into problems. If they did, they must have been asleep. The good news is that there are signs that industry knows it's a different environment now that Obama is in the White House. The days of ignoring food safety problems are over. (h/t Nicholas)

The Peanut Corp. of America has recalled all peanuts and peanut products processed at its Blakely, Ga., facility since Jan. 1, 2007.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the expanded recall includes all lots that begin with the number 7, 8 or 9 of dry and oil roasted peanuts and peanut butter, paste, meal and granules. Previously, PCA announced a recall of only peanut butter and peanut paste.

The Georgia PCA plant, which sells its products to institutional and industrial users for service in large institutions or for further processing by other companies, has been identified as the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has resulted in the death of eight people and more than 500 cases of illness. PCA does not sell peanuts or peanut products directly to consumers in stores.

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