Kudos to Kellogs for preemptively pulling their cookies from the shelves. Yeah, I said that, Kellogs, pimpmaster of all things packaged, high fructose, genetically modified, partially hydrogenated, frankenfood. Yeah, they’re doing the right thing.
From the Washington Post:
Kellogg, of Battle Creek, Mich., said it hadn’t received any complaints or discovered any problems with the crackers, but took the action as a “precautionary measure” after one of its peanut paste suppliers, Peanut Corp. of America, announced a nationwide recall of peanut butter made in a Georgia plant.
The company is “removing product from retail store shelves and encouraging customers and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regulatory officials complete their investigation of PCA,” a news release on the Kellogg Co. Web site said late Wednesday.
“We are taking these voluntary actions out of an abundance of caution,” CEO David Mackay said in the news release.
The crackers are Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.
In a press release, Peanut Corp reminds us that none of the affected peanut butters were sold directly to consumers. Before you feed your children that peanut butter cookie, give the manufacturer a call.
Better safe than sorry this week.
[This post was written by Jessica Gottlieb.]