Thai chicken which contains peanut butter suspected of being tainted with salmonella was to be removed from Los Angeles secondary school cafeteria menus, authorities said on Saturday.
The move was in response to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) expansion of the list of recalled peanut butter and peanut products linked to the salmonella outbreak, the California Department of Public Health said.
Concerned cafeteria managers were ordered to send the ingredients, which contain the recalled peanut granules, to the city's food warehouse, pending further information from the FDA regarding disposal of the material.
Thai chicken containing the recalled peanut granules was only served at the secondary school cafeterias in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), according to a notice from the LAUSD.
Thai Chicken is the only item on the LAUSD menu that has so far been identified as containing a recalled product in the recipe, said the notice. The item was last served on Jan. 16 and Jan. 30.
At the time of the recall, 188 secondary schools had the recalled peanut granules in stock.
The peanut butter and jelly pockets served by the district did not come from the Peanut Corporation of America facility in Blakely, Georgia, which has been identified by the FDA as the source of the contamination.
The symptoms of salmonella poisoning generally occur between six and 72-hours after eating the food, Xinhua reported.