MARY CLARE JALONICKThe Associated Press

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October 6, 2012
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Problems found at peanut butter plant in 2010

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration found what it called “objectionable conditions” at a New Mexico peanut butter plant in 2010, two years before the current outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to Trader Joe’s peanut butter produced there. The FDA said Friday that a recent inspection found salmonella in the plant which produced Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter and many other nut butters and nut products for several large national grocery chains. The Trader Joe’s peanut butter is now linked to 35 salmonella illnesses in 19 states — most of them in children under the age of 10. …

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