Kmart bakery products fall prey to salmonella scare traced to peanuts

2/6/2009

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. The escalating salmonella outbreak stemming from tainted peanut butter has reached the shelves of some of Kmart’s bakery departments.

Kmart parent company Sears Holdings said today it was voluntary recalling some baked goods from Super Kmart stores over concerns the items may have contained peanut products originating from a processing plant operated by Peanut Corp. of America. The plant has been identified as the source of salmonella contamination and an outbreak of the disease that has sickened hundreds and claimed at least eight lives, according to a report from the Associated Press and Crain’s Chicago Business.

Contamination traced to the plant, located in Blakely, Ga., has led to the recall of more than 1,300 foods that contain peanut butter or other ingredients.

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