Thursday, January 15, 2009

Warning: Kelloggs and Austin brand peanut butter crackers recall...

The Kellogg Co. announced on Wednesday they are removing Austin and Keebler brand of peanut butter crackers from the stores and holding on to all inventory due to the recent events of salmonella (a type ofbacteria carried by some animals, which can be transmitted from kitchen surfaces and can be in water, soil, animal feces, raw meats, and eggs) food poisoning. The products include their:
-Toasted peanut butter sandwich crackers
-Peanut butter and jelly sandwich crackers
-Cheese and peanut butter sandwich crackers
-Peanut butter-chocolate sandwich crackers.
These products are made at its bakery in Cary, North Carolina.Since September, it has been reported at least 400+ people in 43 states have been affected. Kelloggs are advising consumers not to eat their peanut butter crackers. If you would like to get a refund, you can find out more details by calling 888-314-2060.

Signs and symptoms of salmonella:
-abdominal pain

These symptoms usually appear within 3 days of contamination and typically go away without medical treatment.

-Don't serve raw or undercooked eggs/poultry or meat.
-When preparing meals, avoid cross contamination: keep uncooked meats away from cooked food.
-Wash hands after using the toilet and preparing food. It's also important to wash the kitchen counter, cutting boards, utensils after handling uncooked foods.
-Avoid food that contains unrecognized raw food products Ex: homemade ice cream, eggnog, cookie dough, and frosting contains raw eggs.
-And in this case, don't eat Kelloggs and Austin Brand peanut butter crackers.

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