Kellogg’s Recalls Several Products

17 Jan


Although the company claims investigations have not indicated that any of their products have been tainted by the recent salmonella outbreak, the Kellogg Co announced on Wednesday that they are pulling all of their Austin and Keebler branded peanut butter snacks from stores to protect consumers.

Kellogg’s recall follows a nationwide recall of peanut butter made in a Georgia plant was issued late Tuesday even as the number of people sickened by salmonella-contaminated peanut butter rose to 425 in 43 states since September.  The Food and Drug Administration is notifying some 30 companies that bought peanut butter or peanut paste from a Georgia facility to test their products, said representatives of Consumers Union and Food & Water Watch.

The Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of the FDA’s investigations into the outbreak. PCA is one of several peanut paste suppliers used in its Austin and Keebler branded peanut butter sandwich crackers, Kellogg said.

Companies around the country are being encouraged to halt sales as the risk is significant. The peanut butter paste could be in a wide variety of products from cooking sauces to baked goods.

Kellogg said it is taking precautionary measures including putting a hold on any inventory in its control, removing products from retail store shelves, and encouraging customers and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regulatory officials complete their probe.

The products are Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.

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