ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
Peanut butter lovers listen up. A jar of your favorite spread could make you sick.
Fears of salmonella contamination has one of the nation's largest manufacturers of peanut butter pulling its products.
Health officials say the number of people sickened by salmonella from a soy product often used as a meat substitute has topped 80.
Federal officials say they are trying to find the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people across the country, including at least five in the Carolinas.