The great Peanut Butter Scare of 2009 has now hit epic proportions. The FDA is warning consumers against consuming ANYTHING containing peanut butter..other than jars of peanut butter themselves. This includes peanut butter crackers, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter candy and peanut butter cereal. No peanut butter products should be consumed other than that jar of Extra Chunky Skippy.
(This is true dear readers, please read on. Food Recalls should be taken seriously)
The FDA WARNING suggests that you throw away ALL products containing a hint of peanut butter so no one in the household is tempted to eat them. The reason that jars of peanut butter are okay? Apparently, one company supplies most of the peanut butter to all the companies that make peanut butter laced products. The salmonella has been traced back to this company and the FDA is not sure where all the contaminated product went to. Those who produce jars of peanut butter for sale on the grocery shelves either manufacture the peanut butter themselves or get it from a different source.
A link to the FDA website is...HERE.
Lets be careful out there.