Local Forage

  • Eating is one of our most primal and sensual acts. And eating what's good for you doesn't mean depriving yourself of gastronomic delight. Local Forage explores why traditional foods—the real, unprocessed, whole-fat foods of our grandparents—delivers the winning combination of maximum health and maximum taste.

    Local Forage provides an exchange of practical information on where to buy these nutrient-dense traditional foods in the bay area, how to prepare them and how to think "beyond organic".
Carla's on Twitter

« GOOD QUESTIONS: Non-dairy yogurt culture starter? | Main | Hard Boiled Eggs: The Foolproof Cooking Method »

January 21, 2009

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.

AP Article


Carla, you may have just saved my life! I have 13 of those peanut Clif Bars that are on the recall list!! Thank you.

Where are you Carla? :-)

The comments to this entry are closed.


  • Receive a daily digest of Local Forage via email. Free!

    Your email address will only be used for this purpose and not given out to any other third party.

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Subscribe via RSS Feed

Books + Merchandise

My Photo