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People urged to avoid peanut butter products

WASHINGTON – Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 AM on Jan. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Thanks for the info. I only buy Jif peanut butter and don't buy those Kellogg products anyway, but it's always good to be informed, for friends' and families' sakes.

    Answer by Aprilmorgans at 12:51 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • Thanks.
    It looks like plain old PB is fine. It's just things with PB in them.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:02 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • I had no idea until tonight that Austin brand crackers are owned by Kelloggs. I think we're swearing off peanut butter for good; I'll miss Reese's but the threat is too severe. Twice in as many years this has happened...

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • wow this is scary.... i don't like peanut butter but i give my son peanut butter crackers on a regular, are the frito lay crackers okay?... i think i am just not going to give him these any more.... omg this recall on food is getting rediculous....

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 4:13 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • I'm eating a PB & J  now ... good thing I pray over my food ... LOL


    Answer by snowgirl79 at 5:10 AM on Jan. 18, 2009

  • I have a question, and maybe I should post this as its own, but why are we suddenly having so many issues with our food being contaminated with stuff? I don't EVER remember this happening growing up, or even as a younger adult. Are these companies just getting too lax in the handling of these products? Is our government slacking off in enforcing proper handling? This is insane!

    Answer by TeensMom07 at 12:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2009