Peanut butter cookie dough recalled

January 28, 2009 8:39:50 PM PST
Officials in Georgia are calling on the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into a peanut plant implicated in a major salmonella outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration has revealed more problems at the plant, including roaches, mold, and a leaking roof. They also say the plant's owner, Peanut Corporation of America, found salmonella in a dozen internal tests during the past two years but did nothing about it

The outbreak may have contributed to eight deaths and more than 500 illnesses across the United States and Canada. Over 390 products have been recalled.

The California Department of Public Health says cookies and cookie dough sold at 162 California schools may have been contaminated, too.

The cookie products were made by Dough To Go of Santa Clara. That company used peanut butter from the Georgia plant and potentially could have been contaminated with salmonella.

The Dough To Go products were sold at school fundraisers between August 2008 and January 16 of 2009. So far, no one has been reported sick from these cookies, but if you have any you should dispose of them.

Dough To Go is offering free exchange of the peanut butter cookies.

For a list of California school that received these products, click here.