The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)  Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition  (CFSAN) issued guidance to the food industry advising manufacturers that peanuts and peanut-derived products used as food ingredients pose a risk of Salmonella contamination, according to a  press release  by CFSAN.

CFSAN also issued a companion bulletin to operators of food-service establishments and retail food stores that offer food products containing peanuts and peanut-derived ingredients.

The  FDA  will accept public comments on the guidance, which along with the bulletin was posted March 9 on the FDA's website ( Peanut-Derived Product Guidance  and  Peanut-Derived Product Bulletin ). Both are scheduled to be published soon in the  Federal Register .