More Peanut Recalls: That health bar could kill you

mr_peanut_warning.jpgA hail of darts to the Peanut Corporation of America, which it now turns out KNOWINGLY shipped products that had tested positive for salmonella. The worst of it is, so many of these peanut-infested foods went to schools and nursing homes -- they couldn't have done a better job targeting at-risk populations. So far, 500 people have gotten sick and eight have died. The list of products now under scrutiny ought to send chills down your spine. And it should certainly remind us all that we have yet one more reason to avoid processed food. What's the lesson -- if you want to eat peanuts, grow your own? At the very least, we can support a local business that seems to give a rat's ass about its customers: the Barnard Nut Company in Miami, which produces Nuts About Florida. See an interview with company executive Abel Menendez here.

Below, the recently updated list of foods that might have been tainted, many of which you've seen at your friendly neighborhood health food store: 

  • Harry and David Olympia Delight Trail Mix (sold at Barnes & Noble, among other places)
  • Kroger nut topping
  • Ralph's nut topping
  • Clif and Luna bars
  • Luna Nutz over Chocolate
  • Perry's peanut butter ice cream products
  • Blue Bunny Personals Bunny Tracks
  • Lesserevil Peanut Butter and Choco Kettle Corn (take a look at that name and decide for yourself)
  • Hannaford Denali Nutty Moose Tracks
  • Selected Turkey Hill ice cream and frozen yogurt
  • Nutrisystem peanut butter breakfast granola bar
  • Arico peanut butter cookies and cookie bars
  • Chef Pierre chocolate peanut butter silk pie from Sarah Lee
  • Galiker Dairy Rocky Road ice cream and Sunday nut cones
  • Orchard Valley harvest peanuts
  • Various Simbree energy food products
  • Rain Creek Baking Corporations peanut butter turtles, peanut butter baskets and peanut butter princesses
  • Country Maid Classic Breaks peanut butter cookie dough

For full info go to consumeraffairs.com.

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