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The Cracks in Mass-Manufactured Products are Showing – Kellogg Pulls Peanut Butter Snacks – Kudos to Kellogg

A lot of cases of 5 to 50lb tubs of peanut butter travel a long way.  According to Reuters, Kellogg is was removing its Austin and Keebler branded peanut butter snacks from store shelves and put a hold their shipments due to the current Salmonella food poisoning outbreak.  Kellogg said it is taking precautionary measures including putting a hold on any inventory in its control, removing products from retail store shelves, and encouraging customers and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regulatory officials complete their probe.

The products are Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.

Kellogg did the right thing.