Kellogg recalls 16 products due to salmonella risk

January 16, 2009 9:59:38 PM PST
Kellogg Co. is recalling 16 products containing peanut butter, citing possible salmonella contamination.

David Mackay, president and CEO of Kellogg, announced the voluntary recall in a statement late Friday. He says the company apologizes for the unfortunate situation but says it is needed as part of its commitment to keep consumers safe.

The recall includes Austin and Keebler branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, as well as snack-size packs of Famous Amos Peanut Butter Cookies and Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies.

It comes after federal officials confirmed salmonella contamination at a Georgia facility that ships peanut products to 85 food companies. The outbreak has sickened hundreds of people in 43 states and killed at least six.

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


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