Salmonella Outbreak in Peanut Butter Snacks
I want to make sure everyone (especially moms) knows about the salmonella outbreak in peanut butter products from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). PCA peanut butter products have sickened at least 475 people in 43 states and Canada and may have contributed to six deaths according to the CDC.
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 cream. Here are a few of the recalled products that you might be familiar with (but hopefully you don't buy, for many reasons other than salmonella):
- 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 all the recalls related to the salmonella outbreak.