FDA shuts down nut plant after salmonella outbreak sickens 41
November 27th, 2012
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U.S. regulators shut down a New Mexico nut-processing facility Monday after the plant was linked to an outbreak of salmonella earlier this year.

The Food and Drug Administration's decision to suspend the registration of the Sunland Inc. plant in Portales, New Mexico, comes after health officials traced the June outbreak to nut butter produced at the facility. In a statement announcing the move, the agency said it would reinstate the company's food facility registration "only when FDA determines that the company has implemented procedures to produce safe products."

The outbreak sickened at least 41 people in 20 states, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sunland recalled all products from the Portales plant in September and says it has cooperated with federal inspectors, who reported numerous health violations at the facility earlier this month.

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Consumer resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration's Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
FDA Food Safety
FoodSafety.gov
United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Education
IsItDoneYet.gov

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  1. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Mr. Peanut is sick!!!!!

    Oh noes!!!

    November 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  2. CheyenneKayCheyenne

    Reblogged this on cheyennecharlie and commented:
    Deregulation under the Bush administration has been reversed, and we are again better protected by having FDA inspect our food, before fatalities occur from Jiffy peanut butter.

    November 27, 2012 at 9:32 am | Reply
    • Truth™

      Please don't politicize a food blog.

      November 27, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply

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