By: LISA R. WILSON

The FDA has announced that more than 125 different products have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination in what is now being called one of the largest food recalls in history.

Everything from crackers to ice cream to dog biscuits is being recalled and investigated. On Tuesday, PetSmart recalled seven varieties of its “Great Choice” dog biscuits. On Wednesday, NutriSystem issued a recall for their peanut butter granola bars. Last week, Kellogg recalled some of its Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter crackers. Salmonella was later confirmed in a package of Austin crackers.

All recalled products were made with peanut paste or peanut butter manufactured at a Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely, GA. The plant has suspended further production of any peanut-based products at this time.

To help consumers, the FDA has set up on its site a searchable list of recalled peanut products. “We expect (the) number to continue to increase,” said Stephen Sundlof, head of the FDA’s food safety program. More than 480 people have been sickened in the outbreak, which has contributed to at least six deaths.

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