Peanut Butter Recall: Taste with Caution

18 01 2009

I am not usually going to write about food recalls, but this one is so wide-spread and in such a popular kids’ food item that I thought it should be shared.

Earlier this week I received a message that the Austin and Keebler branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers had been recalled.  The latest reports by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a bit more widespread.  The problem is Salmonella and the reason it is so widespread is that peanut butter and peanut paste are processed in a particular plant and then purchased by various companies.

It seems that jarred peanut butter should be safe, but there is no guarantee.  In particular, Peanut Corp. has recalled peanut butter produced at their Georgia plan since August 8th and peanut paste produced since September 26th.  I’m not exactly sure though, how you track these dates in other products.

I recommend, you read a little more on your own and make the call for yourself and your family.  If you’re looking for a silver lining, this could be a great time to get your child to diversify their menu.

Definitely check out the list of recalled foods and cross check your pantry.

For more info: People urged to avoid peanut butter products (AP), FDA updateKellogg’s Recall

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