Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria
Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria By JOSH FUNK - The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — Moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler helped salmonella bacteria grow and contaminate peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide, ConAgra Foods said Thursday.
The Omaha-based company conducted a nearly two-month investigation into the contamination and pledged to ensure that Peter Pan peanut butter is safe when it returns to stores in mid-July.
“Consumer safety and health is our top priority,” ConAgra spokeswoman Stephanie Childs said. “We plan to do our best to regain consumer trust once Peter Pan returns to stores.”