Salmonella in peanut butter. What peanut butter is safe to eat?

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

I’m sure you know by now the FDA is getting rid of foods containing peanut butter faster than I can say Jif. (No, it’s not one of them.)  First tomatoes, now peanut butter.  Is there no end to the misery?

James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor has been following the case closely.  Our dedicated managing editor has made it her mission to specifically find out if Girl Scout cookies are safe to eat, or will that industry go down in flames like Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and the Republican party before them.

Little Brownie Bakers put out the following press release on January 19.

LOUISVILLE, KY — The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout® cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall.

FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA does not supply peanut butter used in the Company’s Tagalongs® or Do-si-dos® branded Girl Scout® cookies.

Food safety is of the utmost importance to us. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to provide high quality, safe food. We appreciate your support of the Girl Scouts® in your community.

So there you have it.  The FDA has also stated that jars of peanut butter from all major brands are safe.

EfoodAlert.com has an extensive list of brand products recalled to date.

What’s next, chocolate?

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4 Responses to “Salmonella in peanut butter. What peanut butter is safe to eat?”

  1. Jolene Says:

    Good to know! While I’ve heard news clips about the peanut butter recall I haven’t paid too much attention. Just glad to know my Adam’s Natural Peanut Butter (with the oil on the top that I have to stir into the peanut butter when I open it) is still okay to eat :-) I love that peanut butter!

  2. FatFighterTV Says:

    This PB/salmonella thing is truly frightening! It keeps affecting more and more products. So scary. Makes you not want to eat anything!!!!!

    FatFighterTVs last blog post..How do YOU fight fat? (Starring Dr. J)

  3. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    Jolene,
    I’m glad you are happy.

  4. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H. Says:

    FatfighterTV,
    Doesn’t it though?

    Just don’t ever read about all the dangers of meat and fish products. It is a wonder we don’t get sick way more often.

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