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FDA Expands Recalls to All Peanuts and Peanut Products from Blakely GA Plant

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the recall of peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America’s plant in Blakely GA after inspectors identified additional strains of Salmonella at the facility along with poor sanitation practices. The plant provides peanut butter and peanut paste to more than 70 food companies that manufacturer a wide variety of products from cookies to ice cream to dog food.  Hundreds of products have been voluntarily recalled by those companies.  So far, there is no evidence that any retail peanut butter is contaminated.  The Centers for Disease Control has not had reports of Salmonella infection from strains other than Typhimurium.

Find Peanut Butter Product Recalls

Salmonella Outbreak Update The Food and Drug Administration has a website where consumers can search for information on foods recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination. You can search by brand name, UPC, product description (for example, crackers with peanut butter), or any combination of the three. The FDA has traced the source of Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak to peanut butter and peanut paste manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America in their plant in Blakely, Georgia.  The FDA recommends that consumers avoid all commercially-produced food made with peanut butter until more information is known about the extent of contamination.

FDA Recommends Consumers Avoid Products Containing Peanut Butter

Salmonella Update With many new recalls of foods containing peanut butter or peanut paste, the Food and Drug Administration is now recommending that consumers avoid all commercially prepared foods made with peanut butter or eating peanut butter served in institutional settings. Current recalls, listed on the FDA website, include a variety of cookies, candies, sandwich crackers, ice cream, and frozen pastry with many different labels.

Kellogg Removes Peanut Butter Crackers from Store Shelves

Salmonella Update The Kellogg Company has put a hold on shipping its sandwich crackers with peanut butter.  It is removing them from retail store shelves and asks consumers not to eat them until further notice that their safety is assured. Products affected include Austin® and Keebler® branded Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers

CDC Links Peanut Butter to Salmonella Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control have made an preliminary link between an outbreak of Salmonella infection and peanut butter.  Studies of illness patterns by the Minnesota Department of Health suggested that King Nut  peanut butter might the source of the bacteria.  Strains of Salmonella Typhimurium were found in an open 5-pound container of King Nut brand creamy peanut butter in Minnesota. In addition, clusters of infection have been found in schools and institutions in other states.  King Nut was the only peanut butter used in those places.  King Nut peanut butter is not sold to consumers, but is only distributed to institutional food service programs. The King Nut Companies voluntarily