Kelloggs and their Crackers...
Okay, let me get this straight. There hasn't been a problem and nobody has complained, but we're going to take all our products off the shelves nationally and lose money during an economic cataclysm anyway?
But really, there's no problem whatsoever. We're just being careful.
Concerns over consumer exposure to salmonella intensified Thursday, a day after Kellogg Co. asked stores to stop selling its peanut butter sandwich crackers until the food maker can figure out if the peanut paste is contaminated.
The national salmonella outbreak has sickened more than 430 people in 43 states and may have contributed to five deaths.
Kellogg gets at least some of its paste from Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America, which has recalled 21 lots of peanut butter made since July 1 at its plant in Blakely, Ga., because of possible contamination from the bacteria. While not going so far as issuing a recall, Kellogg asked stores nationwide to remove the crackers sold under its Austin and Keebler brands and urged consumers not to eat those products until regulators have completed an investigation into Peanut Corp.
Kellogg, based in Battle Creek, Mich., said it hasn't found problems or received complaints about those products.
"We are taking these voluntary actions out of an abundance of caution," Kellogg CEO David Mackay said in a news release.
The products being removed include Austin and Keebler toasted peanut butter sandwich crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwich crackers, cheese and peanut butter sandwich crackers, and peanut butter-chocolate sandwich crackers.
Peanut Corp. also sells bulk supplies to institutions including schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
Health officials in Minnesota and Virginia have linked two deaths each to the outbreak and Idaho has reported one.
All five were adults who had salmonella when they died, though their causes of death haven't been determined. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak may have contributed.
There are about 2,000 types of salmonella, the nation's leading cause of food poisoning. About 40,000 cases are reported each year.
This is really sad, because I really LIKE those things.
"The more you know, the less you don't know."
Well, I had some Austin Salmonella Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter yesterday morning at the Bus Station...
Imagine my delight when I read this.
Darn...no mo' Toasties!
Yeah...well I had Austin TOASTY Salmonella Crackers with Peanut Blutter for lunch today.
Originally Posted by n2nh
And to think I was going to have my wife go out to Costco & buy 2 of the industrial-sized packages of them. NOT!