Salmonella confirmed inside Sylvester Plant - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Salmonella confirmed inside Sylvester Plant

March 1, 2007

Sylvester-  For the first time, FDA Investigators confirm they have found Salmonella bacteria "inside" the ConAgra Foods plant in Sylvester.

Inspectors began collecting samples inside the plant February 14th. Thursday afternoon, the FDA confirmed some of those samples tested positive for Salmonella. They haven't said specifically where in the plant the bacteria was found.

Last week, tests from several states found the same strain of Salmonella bacteria in at least nine jars. Company officials say after those tests, they weren't surprised by Thursday's announcement.

"We assumed with last weeks findings that Salmonella had been found in jars that it would be the case that it would be in the plant," said Stephanie Childs, ConAgra Spokeswoman.

Bulk peanut butter sent from the ConAgra plant to another plant in Humboldt, Tennessee is also part of the recall. The Tennessee plant used the peanut butter to produce three other products that were recalled and shouldn't be eaten. They are Sonic Brand Ready to Use Peanut Butter Topping, Carvel Peanut Butter Topping, and several Carvel ice cream products.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=SalmonellainSylvesterPlant

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Two juveniles caught breaking into Valdosta church

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:02:04 GMT
    (Source: VPD)(Source: VPD)

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>

    Valdosta Police responded to a burglary call Sunday morning about 8:30. They saw that someone had broken a window trying to get into the church in the 800 block of West Magnolia Street. 

    More >>
  • ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    ASU appoints director of Center for Faculty Excellence

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:05:13 GMT
    Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)Dorene Medlin (Source: WALB)

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>

    The university recently appointed Dorene Medlin as Director for the Center for Faculty Excellence.

    More >>
  • Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-09-25 11:50:16 GMT
    Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly