Sunday, January 18, 2009

Watch Out for Peanut Butter!!

"As of Friday night, 474 people had been reported infected by a salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter by public health authorities in 43 of the 50 U.S. states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said..." - Read the entire article at Yahoo! HERE.

"...the FDA has traced one likely source of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which manufactures both peanut butter that is institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias, and peanut paste—a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts—that is distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream." - The FDA's article is HERE.

The FDA warns that salmonella poisoning is possibly occurring through products that are made with peanut butter, like Keebler and Famous Amos peanut butter snacks and cookies, not jarred peanut butter (yet).

2 comments:

Jessica Haering said...

Hi there,

I came across an actual list of products that are said to contain peanut butter - thought it might be useful?

http://blog.foodessentials.com/outbreak-alert/list-peanut-butter-containing-products/

rlucterh said...

Thanks, Jessica! I posted your recommendation today. :)

-Rachel