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Peanut recall still has consumers spooked


April 23, 2009
By Reuters

April 23, 2009, CHICAGO – "We have temporarily discontinued the use of
peanuts," reads a handwritten sign behind the register at Penny's
Noodle Shop in Oak Park, IL.

April 23, 2009, CHICAGO – "We have temporarily discontinued the use of
peanuts," reads a handwritten sign behind the register at Penny's
Noodle Shop in Oak Park, IL.

Although the Asian noodle shop did not get its peanuts from the U.S.
peanut plant at the center of a widespread salmonella scare, it has
stopped using them anyway. "You just don't want to take a chance," said
manager Louie Paine.

Penny's is not alone. The recall of tainted peanut butter and peanut products made by Peanut
Corporation of America is reaching far beyond the businesses forced to
recall 1,790 potentially tainted foods ranging from ice cream to pet
treats. | READ MORE

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