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Kellogg Company Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin(R) and Keebler(R) Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos(R) and Keebler(R) Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk

January 16, 2009

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Kellogg Company
today announced a voluntary recall of certain Austin(R) and Keebler(R) branded
Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and select snack-size packs of Famous Amos(R)
Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler(R) Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter
Cookies because the products have the potential to be contaminated with
Salmonella. No other products are involved in this recall.

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On January 14, Kellogg announced a precautionary hold on the sandwich
crackers while FDA and other authorities investigated Peanut Corporation of
America (PCA), one of Kellogg’s peanut paste suppliers for these crackers.
PCA has expanded their earlier recall to include peanut paste and peanut
butter, prompting Kellogg to immediately announce this recall and to include
the above- mentioned cookie and cracker products.

“The actions we are taking today are in keeping with our more than 100-
year commitment to providing consumers with safe, high-quality products,” said

David Mackay, president and CEO, Kellogg Company. “We apologize for this
unfortunate situation.”

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with
weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often
experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and
abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in
the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses
such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and
arthritis. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention’s Website at http://www.cdc.gov.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to destroy
the product. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact
the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 877-869-5633. Consumers with questions
or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.
Products impacted by the recall were produced on or after July 1, 2008,
including:

    Austin(R) Quality Foods Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter - all sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers - all
    sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Mega Stuffed Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter -
    all sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods PB & J Cracker Sandwiches - all sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Super Snack Pack Sandwich Crackers
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers - all
    sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter - all sizes
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Reduced Fat Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich
    Crackers
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Reduced Fat Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter
    Sandwich Crackers
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Cookie/Cracker Pack
    Austin(R) Quality Foods Variety Pack
    Keebler(R) Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers - all sizes
    Keebler(R) Toast & PB'n J Flavored Sandwich Crackers - all sizes
    Keebler(R) Toast & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers - all sizes
    Famous Amos(R) Peanut Butter Cookies (2- and 3-ounce)
    Keebler(R) Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies (2.5-ounce)

With 2007 sales of nearly $12 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the
world’s leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience
foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen
waffles, and meat alternatives. The company’s brands include Kellogg’s,
Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Club, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Special
K, All-Bran, Mini-Wheats, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Ready Crust and
Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more
than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit the Kellogg
Company Web site at www.kelloggcompany.com.

SOURCE Kellogg Company


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