Sunday, January 18, 2009

Little Debbie's of Tennessee announces peanut butter product recall as national worry spreads

The Tennessee company that produces the Little Debbie's snack cakes has voluntarily recalled its peanut butter products as national worry grows about a Samonella breakout that has killed six people and sickened almost 500.

Here is how AP reports it:

The voluntary recall came one day after the government advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.

The announcement by McKee Foods Corp. of Collegedale, Tenn., about two kinds of Little Debbie products was another in a string of voluntary recalls following the most recent guidance by health officials.

The South Bend Chocolate Co. in Indiana said Sunday it too was recalling various candies containing peanut butter from Peanut Corp. of America. In suburban Chicago, Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products recalled several brands of peanut butter cookies it sells through Wal-Mart stores.

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