April 2007

In the day before Congressional Hearings, Elizabeth Williamson of the Washington Post Staff wrote that the Food and Drug Administration has known for years about contamination problems at a Georgia peanut butter plant.  Perhaps as concerning is that ConAgra knew of the Salmonella contamination as well and continued to produce peanut butter.

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The CDC today released its preliminary 2006 food-borne illness data from 10 states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee. A total of 17,252 confirmed cases (actual cases may be anywhere between 20 and 30 times the confirmed cases) of food-borne illness were reported in those states in 2006,

By The Associated Press

Timeline of key events in ConAgra Foods Inc.’s recall of all peanut butter made at its Sylvester, Ga., plant:

August 2006 — First cases of Salmonella Tennessee, the rare strain linked to this outbreak, are reported.

August 2006 — Moisture invades ConAgra plant in Sylvester through a roof leak and the

Federal health department officials will inspect a Melbourne nursing home as investigations continue into a food poisoning outbreak that killed four people.  Three men and a woman, aged in their 70s and 80s, died from salmonella-related gastroenteritis following the outbreak at Broughton Hall nursing home and hostel at Camberwell, in Melbourne’s inner east.

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Article by Greg Blustein. Full story

ATLANTA – An army of plaintiffs’ lawyers and investigators is inspecting the south Georgia peanut butter plant linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people nationwide.

A team of attorneys, engineers, photographers, mapping specialists and videographers on Monday scouted the ConAgra Foods Inc. plant in