Death By Peanut Butter

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UPDATE – Click here for links to up to date recall information.

I loves me the peanut butter. This was supposed to be a great year for the spread.  Bon Apetit Magazine even named it Dessert Trend of the Year for 2009.

Why then is peanut butter killing us?

There’s a major peanut butter recall going on due to salmonella.  From the FDA website, here are some of the delicious treats that will make you violently ill:

Hy-Vee Inc.

Recall includes all sell-by dates for the following products, sold in various packaging and quantities and having a Hy-Vee price label attached. Sold in all Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Assorted Truffle Fudge
Lunchbox Peanut Butter Cookies
Lunchbox Reese’s Pieces Cookies
Monster Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies
People Chow Party Mix

Kellogg Company

Kellogg products impacted by the recall were produced on or after July 1, 2008, including:

Austin® Quality Foods Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackersall sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Mega Stuffed Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods PB & J Cracker Sandwiches – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Super Snack Pack Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality Foods Cookie/Cracker Pack
Austin® Quality Foods Variety Pack
Famous Amos® Peanut Butter Cookies (2- and 3-ounce)
Keebler® Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Keebler® Toast & PB’n J Flavored Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Keebler® Toast & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Keebler® Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies (2.5-ounce)

The rest of the recall involves industrial sizes.  Fifty pounds of “Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter with Monodiglyceride” anyone?

UPDATE – Just after I posted this,  Little Debbie crackers were added to the list.

[photo: portorikan]
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