Feb 4, 2009

More News About Peanut Butter Recall


There is now a Nation wide recall of all peanut butter products from the last couple of years at the Peanut Corporation of America’s Georgia plant. Peanut Corporation of America has recalled all products from January 1, 2007 until the present. They did not tell State and Federal Authorities about the extent of the salmonella contamination. Officials are trying to find out if all of the contaminated products have already been used or are still on shelves, they do not know the extent of the problem at this time. There is going to be a federal investigation of criminal acts involving the Georgia plant. You can go to the FDA’s website to find a list of recall products. There is also a list of products that are safe to eat at the American Peanut Council. Outbreaks of salmonella have seemed to of calmed down recently. But still check out products before consuming them.

Feb 4, 2009

Best If Consumed By



Researchers have found people that have food in their home that is past the “Best If Consumed By” on the packaging are more likely to eat it past its date then if they find that in the stores.  They say that this is bad for health and safety because bacteria may start to slowly grow into the foods that people are eating.  Also, foods past the “Best If Consumed By” date may also taste bad as well.  Foods in cans are fine if they are not dented or leaking, the bacteria should not be present if the cans are intact.  But again, they will probably taste bad.  Yogurt is a good example of food that people eat past its date.