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Customers are asked to take all King Nut peanut butter and Parnell’s Pride peanut butter distributed by King Nut out of distribution immediately due to Salmonella contamination

In yet another post on its website, King Nut Companies, a distributor of peanut butter manufactured for them by Peanut Corporation of America, today announced a recall of peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label.

King Nut took this action as soon as it was informed that salmonella had been found in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter. King Nut distributes peanut butter only through food service accounts. It is not sold directly to consumers. King Nut does not supply any of the ingredients for the peanut butter distributed under its label. All other King Nut products are safe and not included in this voluntary recall.

“We are very sorry this happened,” said Martin Kanan, president and chief executive officer of King Nut Companies. “We are taking immediate and voluntary action because the health and safety of those who use our products is always our highest priority.”

“Because we don’t manufacture peanut butter, we will do what we can to get this product out of distribution and will work with the manufacturer to inform others of this problem,” Kanan said. “We also distribute peanut butter from this manufacturer under the Parnell’s Pride brand, although we are not the only distributor. However, we have asked our customers to remove this brand as well.”
Kanan said that King Nut began contacting customers immediately to stop distributing all peanut butter with lot codes beginning with “8,” and immediately cancelled orders with the manufacturer.

  • T Partier

    Bill,
    Couldn’t help but notice the little screen shot you have is from a page viewed in Internet Explorer. Aside from myriad security issues associated with that product (even the CERT [Computer Emergency Response Team – a gov agency] damns it) you might find the wealth of research tools designed to work within Firefox (especially Zotero, Scrapbook and a few others) to be more useful to your own professional work. Zotero, for example, besides cataloging excerpts, pages and your annotations to them – will directly export to Word as well.. was designed by two colleges with the hope of aiding researchers.
    Couple all that with with myriad other features not found in any other browser, ease-of-use, speed, stability and its reign in ratings (by huge margins) over IE when considered by security and consumer experts year after year… if you have not tried it – may I suggest you give it a go? You might be pleasantly amazed.

  • Vanessa

    In what area is this affecting? and How long until it spreads through the whole United States?