Massive Peanut Butter & PB Products recall FDA & CDC....

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  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I received this in an email from webMD and wanted to pass it on as I know many of us eat PB products...I will give you as much info as I have. Please check out the link at the bottom for the FDA alerts there are several protein bars involved (Clif, LUNA, Optimum Energy, ZonePerfect to name a few), dog biscuits, ice cream, cookie dough....etc etc.

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    Peanut Butter Product Recall List Continues to Grow
    Federal health officials are recommending that consumers not eat
    processed foods containing peanut butter (such as cookies, crackers,
    cereal, candy, and ice cream) because of an ongoing salmonella
    outbreak. Find out if your favorite products are affected.

    This is the info from the link given in the email of checking your products...

    Peanut Butter Product Recall List Grows
    FDA: Don't Eat Products Containing Peanut Butter or Peanut Paste That Might Be Tied to Salmonella Outbreak
    By Miranda Hitti
    WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MD

    Jan. 20, 2009 -- The list of recalled products containing peanut butter continues to grow in the wake of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 475 people in 43 states and Canada.

    The outbreak strain of Salmonella typhimurium may have contributed to six deaths, according to the CDC.

    Yesterday, the FDA confirmed that the source of the outbreak is peanut butter and peanut paste made by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) at its Blakely, Ga., processing plant.

    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.

    Many products containing PCA's peanut butter or peanut paste have been recalled. The lengthy list includes, but is not limited to, the following companies:

    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 recalls related to the salmonella outbreak.

    So for now, the FDA advises consumers not to eat commercially prepared products containing peanut butter or peanut paste, or peanut butter served at institutions, unless they're sure that those products don't contain PCA peanut butter or peanut paste.

    The FDA reminds consumers to throw out recalled products in a manner that prevents others from eating those items, and to see a health care provider if you think you got sick from eating peanut butter.

    Other links for further information:

    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/f...eat-peanut-butter-products?ecd=wnl_nal_012009

    http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/f...eat-peanut-butter-crackers?ecd=wnl_nal_012009

    http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.HTML
     
  2. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

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    Thank you for all the info. The news does not give this much in depth details!

    Thank goodness I don't have any of these products, but I hope others read it and check there items in there pantry if they question what they bought.

    Wendy
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    We have three sick in Mahoning county and two or so over in Trumbull county . My oldest one wont eat any PB for a year now.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No worries here.

    Allergic to peanuts.
     
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    You are welcome. For most of us, PB is a major staple of the house so I felt it important enough to put out there. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Cetawin, love the avatar! [​IMG]
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Thanks for the info Cetawin. I just bought a huge package of peanut breakfast bars from Atkins Nutrionals. And I checked with the FDA listings.....so far they weren't recalled, but it makes you hesitate to even take a bite of one. [​IMG]
     
  8. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks Cetawin... I LOVE your avatar! That paperclip is so darn annoying! [​IMG] I just got a new computer at work that had Mr. Paperclip. He taps on my screen when he wants to "tell" me something! I finally had enough and shut him down. [​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Hubby loves his peanut butter diet and wondered if his Kroger jar would affect him....probably not. He always leave his jar OPEN at all times until it runs out. We get those 4 lb jars. Is there any health concerns about leaving an open jar for a whole week and half without the lid back on????????? Hubby thinks I'm crazy about putting the lid back on. [​IMG]
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I work for Safeway and we are cheerfully refunding any product we sell that makes you uncomfortable. No questions asked.
     

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