Over 100 more products containing peanuts were recalled, including trail mix, snack bars, and ice cream. All are linked to that Georgia plant that has been shut down for salmonella contamination. It was four months between the first reported illnesses from tainted peanut butter products to when the plant was actually closed.
Now, with more than 500 people sick and 8 dead from salmonella, Congress wants to know why it has taken so long to close the plant and find all the products affected. Also meal kits that were sent to Kentucky storm victims may contain tainted peanut butter products.
Meanwhile, the company faces a criminal investigation because of internal tests that found salmonella at the plant before products were ever distributed. The CEO of the Georgia plant has been removed from a federal peanut safety board.