I am sure that you have all read the news about the salmonella peanut butter issues of late. There have been so many news stories regarding this that you surely haven’t missed it. So far there have been 125 consumer products recalled from over 70 different companies. And unfortunately, the CDC has received reports of 6 deaths, 107 hospitalizations, and 486 people that have gotten sick across 43 different states and 1 province in Canada. There’s also been one pet product that has been recalled as a result of this outbreak – PetSmart’s Great Choice Dog Biscuits have been linked to peanut paste. For the complete story, check out this article on WebMD, Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Rages On.
If you are like me, you may be afraid to eat any kind of peanut butter products you get from anywhere. There have been voluntary recalls involving four different products that are sold at Costco:
- ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Austin® and/or Keebler® branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
- Clif Bar & Company products
- Premier Nutrition, Inc.’s TWISTED Nutrition Bars
If you click on the links above, you can view a PDF of a letter from the manufacturer giving some information about the voluntary recall for that product. However, if you’ve purchased one of these products, you may have already received a robo-call from Costco alerting you to this recall, like Jon Lowder and his Clif bars.
If you’re looking for more information on the products that have recalled, you can view a full list at the FDA’s Peanut Butter Product Recalls page. This page is being kept up to date by the FDA and will allow you to search through the products to easily find out if the products you are interested in have been affected by the recall. You can also stay up to date specifically about recalls for products sold at Costco on their Product Notices page.