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Kroger -- a grocery chain with stores in 31 states -- has issued a recall for foods made with peanut products, widening recalls related to the Peanut Corporation of America.

The Food and Drug Administration has accused PCA of knowingly selling peanut butter and peanut paste contaminated with salmonella. The peanut butter and peanut paste have been used to make food products nationwide.

The Virginia-based company's plant in Blakely, Georgia, is being investigated in connection with a salmonella outbreak that sickened 550 people and has been linked to eight deaths.

Kroger, one of the biggest supermarket chains in the United States, is recalling products in the 31 states where it operates stores under various names. The stores involved are Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry's, King Soopers, Smith's, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott's, Owen's, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.

Kroger said it was recalling peanut butter store-baked and store-packaged cookies and select cakes sold in its family of stores because the products could be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the cookies and cakes, the company said in a statement on its Web site. Learn more about food poisoning Read full article »

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