updated 2/6/2009 6:15:38 PM ET 2009-02-06T23:15:38

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it is going to ship 660,000 new meals to storm-damaged Arkansas and Kentucky after finding some of the packages contained recalled peanut butter .

FEMA made the announcement Friday, a day after the agency said meals distributed in Kentucky had packets of peanut butter recalled in the nationwide salmonella outbreak. The meals had not yet been distributed in Arkansas.

The salmonella outbreak has sickened nearly 600 people and has been linked to eight deaths nationwide.

Also Friday, health officials in Texas said some meals distributed by FEMA in the wake of disasters there may have been contaminated. Some of the meals were donated to food banks after they were no longer needed.

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