As a precaution, Kellogg Company has halted distribution of snack foods containing peanut paste and pulled products from store shelves. Kellogg has asked customers to avoid eating any of these products until the FDA has completed its investigation of products from Peanut Corporation of America. Salmonella has not been found in any of Kellogg’s products, and the company has not received any reports of illness.
Foods on hold are Austin and Keebler brand Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.
Kellogg uses peanut paste provided by several suppliers, including Peanut Corporation of America, which recently recalled all of the bulk peanut butter manufactured at one of its processing facilities after salmonella was found in a single sample.
According to the CDC, the common brands of peanut butter sold in retail stores have not been associated with the nationwide outbreak.
via “Kellogg Peanut Butter Snacks Taken Off Store Shelves“, MedPage Today, January 15, 2009
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