The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that an inspection of ConAgraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s production facility in Sylvester, Georgia, revealed evidence of salmonella contamination. The samples taken matched the strain of salmonella that was found in jars of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/peanut_butter_salmonella">contaminated Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fact that FDA found salmonella in the plant environment further suggests that the contamination likely took place prior to the product reaching consumers,Ã¢â‚¬Â the agency noted.
The FDA also reminded consumers that the product recall extends to three brands of peanut-butter toppings that were made with bulk peanut butter from the ConAgra plant: Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter (6 lb. 10.5 oz cans), Carvel Peanut Butter Topping (6 lb. 10 oz. cans), and J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping (6 lb. 10 oz. cans).