Kellogg recalls cookies due to salmonella outbreak

They will stop selling their peanut butter cookies until the manufacturer determines if the peanut extract is contaminated.

Concerns that consumers in the country have been exposed to salmonella bacteria have worsened after Kellogg Co. has stopped selling its peanut butter cookies until the manufacturer determines whether the peanut extract is contaminated.

A national outbreak of salmonella has endangered the health of more than 430 people in 43 states and may have caused the death of five people.

Kellogg sources at least part of its peanut butter from Lynchburg, Va. with headquarters Peanut Corp. of America, which recalled 21 lots of peanut butter effective July 1 at its plant in Blakely, Ga., due to possible exposure to the bacteria. While it didn’t go so far as to issue a mass recall, Kellogg asked stores nationwide to recall products sold under its ‘Austin’ and ‘Keebler’ brands and urged consumers not to consume them until federal regulators have concluded. an investigation inside Peanut Corp. .

The Kellogg Company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, reported that it has not encountered any problems or received any complaints about these products.

“We are taking these voluntary steps to take extra precautions,” Kellogg President and CEO David Mackay said in a press release.

The recalled products include Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter crackers, under the names “Peanut Butter Toasted Sandwich Crackers,” “Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Crackers,” “Peanut Butter Cheese Sandwich Crackers” and ” Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Crackers”. .

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