Peanut Corporation of America Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Peanut Butter
All product affected was produced on or after
The peanut butter being recalled is sold by PCA in bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is also sold under the brand name Parnell’s Pride to those same industries. Additionally, it is sold by the King Nut Company under the label King Nut. PCA customers who received the recalled product are being notified by telephone and in writing.
None of the peanut butter being recalled is sold directly to consumers through retail stores.
“We deeply regret that this has happened,” said
PCA initiated this recall after an open container of King Nut brand peanut butter in a long-term care facility in
According to the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the
The voluntary recall of 21 lots of its peanut butter, in containers ranging from five to 50 pounds, is being taken immediately. PCA is notifying its institutional customers and has set up a toll-free hotline number 1-877-564-7080 to answer questions.
PCA is continuing to work closely and cooperating with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state officials as part of this ongoing investigation.
According to a CDC update issued on their website today (
Customers are asked to take all peanut butter manufactured with the lot numbers listed below out of distribution immediately. Customers can call the following toll-free 24-hour number 1-877-564-7080 for further instructions on what to do with the product or visit the company website at www.peanutcorp.com for additional information.
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Lot Numbers Affected:
8193, 8194, 8197, 8233, 8234, 8235, 8241, 8255, 8256, 8275, 8276, 8282, 8283, 8284, 8296, 8316, 8330, 8331, 8336, 8345, 8354
Stock Numbers Descriptions and Pack Size Affected:
551000 Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter 6 ct / 5 lb 551006 Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter 6 ct / 5 lb 551020 Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter 35 lb 551022 Natural Course Peanut Paste 35 lb 551025 Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter with 1% Salt 35 lb 551035 Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter 35 lb 551040 Creamy Natural Peanut Butter 35 lb 551050 Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter 50 lb 551050-D Dark Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter 50 lb 551051 Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter with Monodiglyceride 50 lb 551053 Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter 50 lb 551072 Peanut Butter Variegate 45 lb
About Peanut Corporation of America
Peanut Corporation of America is a family-owned and operated business since 1976 based in
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