Peanut Corporation of America recalls peanut butter

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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LYNCHBURGH, VA. — The Peanut Corporation of America has announced a recall of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Ga., processing facility due to Salmonella concerns.

"We deeply regret that this has happened," said Stewart Parnell, owner and president of P.C.A. "Out of an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily withdrawing this product and contacting our customers. We are taking these actions with the safety of our consumers as our first priority."

The specific peanut butter being recalled affects 21 lots sold in bulk to packaging distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is sold under the Parnell’s Pride and King Nut brand names.

It is suspected the peanut butter is responsible for a national outbreak that has sickened almost 400 people in 42 states. King Nut Co. already issued its own recall of the products.

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