I would never in a million years feed my children Little Debbie products, but I remember eating them as a child.
Yesterday, Little Debbie announced the recall of its snack products containing peanut butter due to concerns of salmonella contamination.
Salmonella can be deadly, especially to children, and the company has responded with a voluntary recall of cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter. The focus of the recall is peanut paste, in addition to peanut butter, produced at Peanut Corp.’s Blakely, Ga., facility. The peanut paste, made from roasted peanuts, which is often an ingredient in cookies, cakes and other products. Little Debbie has included its Peanut Butter Cheese sandwich cookies and Peanut Butter Toasty sandwich crackers in the recall.
Thus far, six people have died as a result of salmonella contaminated peanut butter that has been recalled.
As part of this recent outbreak, 470 people have gotten and at least 90 have been hospitalized. Salmonella is the most common form of food poisoing in the US. I guess it is time to start making peanut butter the old fashioned way at home.