Maybe don't eat that peanut butter. Not that you would anyway after the constant news about peanut butter and salmonella food poisoning.
Now Little Debbie's are getting pulled. The Great Peanut Butter Salmonella Scare of 2009 is getting serious.
All kidding aside, hundreds of people have been sick, and at least five have died. On Sunday and Monday, the FDA recommended that we stop eating all PB served in schools (aren't most school already peanut-free?), hospitals and nursing homes.
Meanwhile, the list of recalled snacks keeps growing.
First, we had to stop eating Parnell's Pride and King Nut brands. Then Kellogg pulled their Austin and Keebler crackers and cookies. Here is an updated list of peanut buttery goods that are being pulled from shelves, according to AboutLawsuits. If you have them at home, do not eat them:
- Austin Peanut Butter Crackers
- Keebler Peanut Butter Crackers
- Famous Amos Peanut butter Cookies
- Keebler Peanut Butter Cookies
- Perry’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
- Shurfine Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Wegmans Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- Little Debbie Peanut Butter Crackers
- South Bend Chocolate and Fudge with Peanut Butter
- Food Lion Peanut Butter Cookies
- Lofthouse Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chuck’s Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
- Pastries Plus Gourmet Cookies
- Wal-Mart Peanut Butter Cookies
Update: Just to be clear, according to the FDA's website: Major national brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected by the recall.
But still, more bad news about peanut butter upsets me and my kids. We just finished the last jar that we weren't afraid to eat. At this point, it doesn't matter that we're nuts about nuts. We're not eating the stuff until we know more. What about you?