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When is a Recall not a Recall? When you still can buy it!

On January 16 Kellogg Company Announced  the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Austin® and Keebler® Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers and Select Snack-Size Packs of Famous Amos® And Keebler® Soft Batch Peanut Butter Cookies Because of Possible Health Risk.  Guess what I bought all of at the gas station today?

Based on available information, CDC and FDA recommendations include:

For Consumers

* Do not eat products that have been recalled and throw them away in a manner that prevents others from eating them.

* Postpone eating other peanut butter containing products (such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream) until information becomes available about whether that product may be affected.

* Persons who think they may have become ill from eating peanut butter are advised to consult their health care providers.

For Retailers

* Stop selling recalled products (unless Marler is buying them).

For Directors of Institutions and Food Service Establishments

* Ensure that they are not serving recalled products.

For Manufacturers

* Inform consumers about whether their products could contain peanut butter or peanut paste from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).  If a manufacturer knows their products do not contain peanut paste from PCA, they should inform consumers of that.

To date, no association has been found with major national brand name jars of peanut butter sold in grocery stores.