February 10, 2009

More peanut butter products are recalled

Rite Aid, Kmart and Stop and Shop are among the latest of hundreds of U.S. companies announcing the recall of possibly tainted peanut butter products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified the source of the salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, peanut paste and peanuts as a Georgia manufacturing plant operated by the Peanut Corp. of America.

Cookies, pet foods, cereals and ice cream are among the foods being recalled, although major brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected.

The latest recalls announced by the FDA include:

-- The Rite Aid Corp.: Rite Aid-brand chocolate peanuts and bridge mix.

-- Kmart: Super Kmart bakery products containing peanuts, including peanut butter cake, caramel apple cake and filled and regular donuts.

-- Stop and Shop Supermarket Co.: Simply Enjoy-brand sweet and salty mixed nuts.

-- Supervalu Inc.: Happy Tails- and Shoppers Valu-brand multi-flavored dog biscuits.

-- Trader Joe's: Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies sold in Midwest, Georgia and Nashville stores, vegan trail mix cookies sold in southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada stores and frozen gluten-free peanut butter cookie dough.

-- Baker's Breakfast Cookie Inc.: Erin Baker's-brand peanut butter breakfast cookies and home-style granola.

-- Cub Foods: Various varieties of Cub Foods-brand peanut butter cookies.