Public health officials have announced the Salmonella saintpaul outbreak seems to be over. The CDC-FDA joint investigation found evidence jalapeño and serrano peppers were behind the outbreak, which was the largest involving a food-borne illness in the past 10 years.
Sconza Candy of Oakland, Calif., announced that it will extend through October the date it will close its plant to move to Oakdale, the site of a Hershey plant it purchased. Talks are under way with a business not in the food industry for a sale of the Oakland plant, a spokeswoman said.
General Mills announced that U.S. Olympic gold-medal winners Nastia Liukin and Bryan Clay will get their own special-edition Wheaties boxes. Michael Phelps has signed a deal with Kellogg for its Frosted Flakes and Corn Flakes boxes.