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Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension
Peanuts

Peanuts and Food Safety

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Peanuts have been much in the news lately because of illnesses and even deaths traced to contaminated peanut products from a plant in Georgia. Robin Orr, the director of programming for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program as well as the Family Nutrition Program at the University of Illinois, discussed food safety in general, and peanuts in particular, in a recent interview....

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Meeting/Potluck on February 26

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Hello Master Food Preservers, Please be reminded that we will be having our first quarterly MFP meeting/potluck on February 26. Details are below. What: MFP Quarterly Meeting and Database Training When: Thurs. Feb. 26, 2009 Where: Extension office at the Ag. School - 3807 W. 111 th Street -- ENTER at E...

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Peanuts

Companies Ordering Peanut/Peanut Butter Recalls

Posted by Ron Wolford -

January 31, 2009 Illinois Department of Public Health/Division of Food Drugs and Dairies ______________________________________________________________________ This is the most recent information regarding products/companies issuing recalls as part of an ongoing investigation related to Peanut Corporation of America that may impact Illinois. We expect this list to expand...

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Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Recall Information

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are NOT on the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall list. Case count is 637 in 44 states with latest confirmed, most recent reported illness beginning on January 28, 2009 Consumers may use FDA...

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