The Food and Drug Administration has announced a Peanut Butter Recall in over 100 products containing peanut butter or peanut paste. The products with peanut butter and peanut paste have been found to contain salmonella. Investigators found salmonella at the Peanut Corporation of American (PCA) plant. Although the salmonella there didn’t match the ones found from people who got sick, it still violated regulations and production at PCA has been stopped. Peanut Butter and foods that contain peanut butter should probably be avoided till the investigation is complete.
Cookies, energy bars, ice cream and even some pet foods that have peanut butter have been recalled. Some major brands that have recalled their products include Famous Amos, Keebler, Trader Joe’s “Celery with Peanut Butter,” CLIF BAR, Healthy Valley, and Nutri System. Pet Foods with contaminated peanut butter include Grreat Choice. Even though dogs are not as vulnerable to salmonella, humans that touch the dog foods that contain peanut butter can get the bacteria transferred.
There is a list of recalled peanut butter products on the FDA website that can help consumers know which peanut butter foods are recalled. Over 400 people have been reported sick from eating peanut butter products and six have died over the past few months.