Peanut Butter Recall Continues to Expand
One of the nation’s largest supermarket chains has announced it is recalling products related to the peanut butter-salmonella outbreak. Kroger, who has stores in 31 states, started pulling all its peanut butter store-baked and store-packaged cookies, as well as some cakes due to the chance they are contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses due to ingesting Kroger-related peanut butter products have been reported.
Stores involved with this recall include Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Smith’s, QFC, Pay Less, Hilander, Baker’s, Gerbes, Owen’s, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s King Soopers, and Fry’s.
The following Kroger store brand and Private Selection store baked and store packaged cookies are being recalled:
- Assorted and Variety Bakery Cookies – Regular and Jumbo
- Peanut Butter Cookies – Regular, Jumbo, Decorated, Gourmet, Iced, Mini and Sandwich cookies
- Private Selection Gourmet Variety Cookie Trays
- Private Selection Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
The following Private Selection Cakes, whole, half, and packaged slices are being recalled:
- Private Selection Chocolate Trio
- Single-Layer and Double-Layer Iced Cakes
The FDA has said that peanut butter in jars is not part of their investigation at this time. The Peanut Corporation of America is accused of knowingly selling peanut products contaminated with salmonella. So far 550 people have been sickened and eight have died due to their illness.