Some peanut products recalled after salmonella outbreak
February 13, 2009
637 cases of Salmonella has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of February 12, 2009.
Products being recalled include candies, cookies, crackers, dressings, ice cream, snack bars, pet foods and other pre-packaged foods containing peanuts.
Salmonella outbreak information for consumers below copied from http://www.cdc.gov/
- Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are NOT on the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall list.
- Consumers without internet access can telephone 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-13897-4636), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for product recall information from the FDA website and for other information on salmonellosis.
- Any product that is on the recall list should be disposed of in a safe manner. Any recalled product should be thrown away to prevent Salmonella infections in humans, pets, or other animals. This product should be disposed of in a closed
plastic bag and placed in a sealed trash can to prevent people or animals, including wild animals, from eating it.
- Consumers also should avoid eating products made with peanut butter, peanut paste, or other peanut-containing products if they are unsure whether these products have been recalled.
- Consumers with pets should know that some pet foods and pet treats may contain peanut butter, including dog biscuits and bird food. If you have a recalled pet product in your household, do not feed it to your pet or other animals. Consumers also should avoid feeding products made with peanut butter, peanut paste, or other peanut-containing products to their pets if they are unsure whether these products have been recalled. For more information about this outbreak and your pet, you may visit Questions and Answers Related to the Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak and Pets.
- Persons who think they might have become ill from eating peanut butter or peanut-containing products should consult their health-careproviders.
- Infants, elderly persons, and persons with impaired immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness.