Peanut Butter Recall: Troubles Continue as Number of Products Grows

The peanut butter recall is growing, and it’s unclear how far it will go. U.S. News and World Report notes that more companies are pulling products off the shelves, from cookies to candies. This comes after the FDA warned on Saturday that consumers should avoid products that contain peanut butter or peanut butter paste while the investigation into salmonella contamination continues. (It should be noted that no jars of peanut butter are involved in the warning or recalls; the products concerned are things like crackers, cookies, and other prepared foods.)

General Mills and Kellogg are two of the most recent food makers to issue recalls; the Kroger grocery chain has also issued a recall for some of its private label products containing peanut butter. It seems most if not all of the contamination cases are linked to products from one supplier, Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

Check out the FDA salmonella outbreak fact sheet for details on what products have been recalled, information on salmonella, and an update on the agency’s investigation into the peanut butter salmonella outbreak.

The salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter products has now affected people in 43 of America’s 50 states as well as parts of Canada. Nearly 500 people have become sick, and six deaths have resulted.

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