Peanut Butter Product Recall Hits Costco

January 22nd, 2009 · 30 Comments

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:

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.


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30 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Sharon // 2012.11.15 at 3:52 pm

    I received a notice from Costco November 2012 that their Kirkland Brand Organic Peanut Butter is recalled here in Canada!!!

  2. 2 dave // 2012.10.06 at 12:46 am

    Please check the references you provide on a subject this serious. The FDA link referenced in the article is to a page that says “Information current as of 12 PM October 28, 2009” It is just a mix of old recalls and the information for this raging recall is either not there or is impossible to find.

    • 3 Kimberly // 2012.10.06 at 1:50 am

      You should have checked the date on the post. This recall was in January 2009, and does not refer to any current recall. I think that is a different post on my blog.

  3. 4 Jeremy // 2009.10.03 at 10:24 am

    Am I the only one who has gotten sick from Skippy bought from Costco I have been sick off and on for a month befor I discovered what is making me very sick Yet theres no recall on skippy!! I’m really not happy However I have found a great wait loss Programe if you dont die first Contact me at if you have more Skippy or Costco News !

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