ConAgra Foods Announces Peanut Butter Plant Renovation and Enhanced Food Safety Measures

April 11, 2007

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ConAgra Foods Announces Peanut Butter Plant Renovation and Enhanced Food Safety Measures

ConAgra Foods, Inc. has announced the measures it will take to reopen its Sylvester, GA, plant, where its recalled peanut butter products were produced. The company also announced it is taking the following measures to continuously improve safety standards for all of its food products:

Appointing a recognized and well-respected food safety expert to a leadership position, which will consolidate responsibility for existing and future companywide oversight of food safety initiatives and systems in a single position;
Forming a Food Safety Advisory Committee composed of leading independent experts, uniquely positioned in the industry to help shape the companys efforts.

ConAgra Foods will take a number of steps to ensure that its peanut butter product returns to store shelves as quickly as possible. The company plans to reopen its Sylvester, GA, facility in August after it thoroughly addresses all possible causes of the Salmonella outbreak. The company will also take this time to implement significant changes in the plant, including installing new, state-of-the-art machinery, technology and designs throughout the plant. While these plantwide upgrades are being put in place, the company will partner with a third-party, co-manufacturing facility that meets all standards for producing safe and quality products. ConAgra Foods will begin shipping Peter Pan Peanut Butter to retailers this summer.

For complete details, see the press release on ConAgras website.

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