Jan. 20, 2009 -- The list of recalled products containing peanut butter
continues to grow in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened at
least 475 people in 43 states and Canada.
The outbreak strain of Salmonella typhimurium may have contributed to
six deaths, according to the CDC.
Peanut Butter & Salmonella: Get the Facts
The links below from fda.gov and WebMD can provide you with the latest on
peanut butter product recalls and the FDA's investigation of the salmonella
outbreak, along with other facts you need to know about salmonella.
Yesterday, the FDA confirmed that the source of the outbreak is peanut
butter and peanut paste made by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) at its
Blakely, Ga., processing plant.
PCA's products aren't sold to grocery stores. PCA only sells peanut butter
to institutions and food manufacturers. Some food makers use PCA's peanut
butter or peanut paste to make
products including crackers, cookies, cakes, cereal, candy, and ice
Many products containing
PCA's peanut butter or peanut paste have been recalled. The lengthy
list includes, but is not limited to, the following companies:
General Mills: Lara Bar
Peanut Butter Cookie flavor snack bars and Jam Frakas Peanut Butter Blisscrisp
flavor snack bars
Clif Bar & Company:
Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, Clif Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter, Clif Bar
Peanut Toffee Buzz, ZBaR Peanut Butter, Clif Builders Peanut Butter, Luna
Nutz over Chocolate, Luna Peanut Butter Cookie, and all Clif Mojo Bars
Kroger: Private Selection
Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold at City Market, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King
Soopers, QFC, and Smith's stores.
Kellogg Company: Certain
Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter sandwich crackers, select snack-size
packs of Famous Amos Peanut Butter Cookies, and Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle
Peanut Butter Cookies.
The FDA's web site has a list
of recalls related to the salmonella outbreak.
So for now, the FDA advises consumers not to eat commercially prepared
products containing peanut butter or peanut paste, or peanut butter served at
institutions, unless they're sure that those products don't contain PCA peanut
butter or peanut paste.
The FDA reminds consumers to throw out recalled products in a manner that
prevents others from eating those items, and to see a health care provider if
you think you got sick from eating peanut butter.