Indiana State Media Update on Salmonella Outbreak

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Based on information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state health officials are warning that three brands of peanut butter toppings are part of the original recall of peanut butter products. The FDA has found the Salmonella tennessee strain in the ConAgra Foods plant environment in Sylvester, Georgia. This plant sent bulk peanut butter to its plant in Humboldt, Tennessee, where it was used to make the toppings.


"These products were recalled on February 16, but may still be in someone's household," said Lynae Granzow, epidemiologist at the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). "Finding the Salmonella tennessee strain in the Georgia plant further suggests the contamination likely took place before the product reached consumers."

Hoosiers who have any of the products listed below should discard them. People who are not sure if the product contains the recalled peanut butter topping should contact the store where they purchased it.

The bulk peanut butter was used to make the following toppings:

  • Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans. Sonic outlets used the topping until Feb. 16, 2007, when the product was recalled. The topping was used in the following Sonic products:
      • Peanut Butter Shake
      • Peanut Butter Fudge Shake
      • Peanut Butter Sundae
      • Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae