US peanut plant causes salmonella outbreak


This video from the USA is called Salmonella Peanut Butter Recall – Know the Facts – Rihanna “umbrella” parody.

By Naomi Spencer in the USA:

US: Nationwide salmonella outbreak forces major recall, plant closure

2 February 2009

On January 30, the federal Food and Drug Administration announced it was opening a criminal investigation into food safety violations at a Georgia peanut plant responsible for a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people and killed at least 8 since September. Over 100 children under the age of five are among those who have been made seriously ill by the contaminated food.

After concluding a two-week investigation of the plant last week, the FDA issued an advisory to dispose of every product containing peanuts processed there within the past two years. The recall, one of the largest in US history, extends to over 430 different foods made with peanut products from the Blakely, Georgia facility run by Peanut Corporation of America. The recall has been extended to markets in Canada and Europe.

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