Thursday, January 15, 2009
From ABC: A popular snack food is being pulled from stores. Millions of peanut- butter crackers are being taken off the shelves in connection with a nationwide salmonella outbreak. The crackers are made by Kellogg's, and sold under the Austin and Keebler brands.
There is no evidence the crackers have made anyone sick, but Kellogg's buys bulk peanut butter from the supplier that is linked to the salmonella outbreak - and the company doesn't want to take any chances.
This outbreak, which began back in September, has now caused more than 430 illnesses in 43 states. Five people have died. The suspect peanut butter is NOT the kind you find in your cabinet at home. It is bulk peanut butter sold to schools, nursing homes, restaurants, and food companies like Kellogg's. So, if you have it, don't eat it.
I have two packs of these crackers at home. Yikes! None of us have gotten sick from them though.