Thursday, February 26, 2009

Salmonella Outbreak Not Over Yet

"The national salmonella outbreak linked to more than 2,600 peanut products could last as long as two years, as contaminated foods sit like ticking time bombs on store shelves and kitchen cabinets, federal health officials said Wednesday." Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of food safety at the FDA said, "We're really concerned. This is not over yet." Peanut products "have a relatively long shelf life," which explains why "despite one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, including 2,670 foods as of Tuesday, up to two dozen salmonella cases continue to be reported each week." Read more.

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