Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh Nuts!

Not me, but just in case…

January 19, 2009: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state partners have traced sources of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which manufactures peanut butter and peanut paste—a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts—that are both distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream. In addition, PCA peanut butter is distributed to and institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias.

So what does this really mean, well some brands you may be familiar with have announced recalls:

* Clif Bar
* Luna
* Natures Path
* Zone Perfect

The recall has been going on for 10 day and the list is growing longer by the day, you can read more about it here, just be on the look out!

15 comments:

  1. Omigosh. Are you serious? I've been hearing about this peanut recall but energy bars???

    Duh! *smacks forehead*

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  2. i heard about this hours ago myself ... of course, i ate a Clif Mojo bar yesterday and already threw out the wrapper ... but i found two more that have recalled expiration dates on them :(

    thanks for sharing this info, Stuart!

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  3. Im glad I picked up the chocolate brownie cliff this week instead of my usual PB ones.

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  4. Yikes... I eat two of those you listed :(

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  5. Luckily, I have none of those on hand. Peanut butter...what's next?!?

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  6. LOL. That's a big oops :-)

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  7. Peanuts are in a lot of stuff, or come in contact with a lot of stuff. So any packaging that says that the "product may be made on machines with nuts" etc could be t risk; however, that risk is minimal. Still, it's probably smart to be safe rather than sorry.

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  8. Thanks for pointing this out-- like Julianne I hadn't even thought that this might extend to my Clif bars. Since I've already eaten so many I'm now getting the "Do I have salmonella already?" hypochondria...

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  9. What? Not my beloved Clif Bars! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......

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  10. siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh. this has totally changed my diet...without peanut butter i've had to start eating CEREAL for breakfast. lame.

    sorry about your IT band! :(

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  11. Ooooo I know it! Some cute old lady stopped me in the grocery store just the other day to tell me. She was all like "Oh you have 2 kids, you have to be careful with that peanut butter Missy" HAHA Totally cute.

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  12. You know, I've been scouring the cupboards at home looking for my kids peanut butter crackers or peanut butter cookie dough (those big buckets that they sell for school fundraisers...gotta to pitch those too)...I didn't even think of my Luna bars... GAH!

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  13. You know, I've been scouring the cupboards at home looking for my kids peanut butter crackers or peanut butter cookie dough (those big buckets that they sell for school fundraisers...gotta to pitch those too)...I didn't even think of my Luna bars... GAH!

    Thanks for the heads up!

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  14. Oh that reminds me, I forgot to pack a PB&J for today's run. I've been dependent on these lately to get me through a run. Amazing how many products peanut butter is in.

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  15. Clearly the only solution is to eat more chocolate. Right?

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