Peanut Butter Recalls

01.19.09 | FL News Team

The company that makes Little Debbie snacks is the latest to recall peanut butter crackers due to the potential for salmonella contamination. The voluntary recall by McKee Foods Corporation follows Kellogg's, Hy-Vee and other companies that are recalling peanut butter cookies and snacks.

Wegman's and Perry's have also issued a voluntary recall of all ice cream flavors containing peanut butter. Health officials are discouraging people from eating foods containing peanut butter, including cookies, cakes, ice cream and many others, until an exact source for the salmonella is determined. 

Nearly 500 people in 43 states have gotten sick and six deaths are blamed on the recent salmonella outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health was the first to link the salmonella bacteria to King Nut peanut butter.

Jars of peanut butter have been ruled safe.