list of recalled peanut products expected to grow - pet manufacturing process
It took the authorities a few weeks to confirm the source of contaminated peanuts, which are now located in the center of a huge continent --
Extensive recall and criminal investigation.
But even the closure of Georgia
Plants based on salmonella
Processing and Distribution of contaminated peanuts
American peanut company
There is little effect on slowing the growing epidemic that has sickened hundreds of people and is believed to have killed eight people in the United States.
In Canada, there is only one disease reported, but the list of recalled products from health bars to pet food includes 81.
A complete list of products can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Bureau website.
The problem here is that contaminated peanuts have been distributed as an ingredient to more than 100 companies, says Garfield barsong, food and safety expert at CFIA.
"If you have a large factory and are a supplier to other manufacturers, it can get very complicated," he said . ".
Canadian food testing experts say they expect the list to increase as U. S. food safety regulations advance.
The investigation deepened.
Late last week, peanut processors made an expanded voluntary recall of all peanut and peanut products processed at the Blakley plant in Georgia since January. 1, 2007.
Now the FDA is investigating to find out where these products are going and what they are made.
As of today, jarred peanut butter, the country's major brands, has not been affected by the recall.
The FDA's investigation into the peanut plant found many defects in the production process and cleaning programs, including about 12 cases in 2007 and 2008, in these cases, the company found a certain salmonella in its product and still put it on the market.
In April 2008, Canada rejected the company's batch of broken peanuts after finding metal fragments from broken peanuts.
Under the supervision of the FDA, the shipment was destroyed.
In view of the recent outbreak, criminal investigations have been carried out on peanut processors, although it is not clear how peanuts are contaminated with salmonella.
In the past few days, the number of sick people in the United States
The population of the United States has exceeded 500, more than half of which are children under the age of 16.
In Canada, a man from New Brunswick fell ill after eating the products on the recall list while visiting the United StatesS.
Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, vomiting, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours of infection.
However, in infants and older adults, if a severe infection occurs, Salmonella may spread from the intestines to the blood and even lead to death.