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The Wall Street Journal reports that in the wake of the recent salmonella outbreak traced to a ConAgra peanut butter factory in Georgia, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pledged to increase the frequency of plant inspections, saying that “peanut butter is riskier than health officials had thought.”

“Up until this point, peanut butter has not been considered a high-risk food,” Dr. David Acheson, chief medical officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, tells the paper. "We now know peanut butter can be a vehicle for salmonella."
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