The Great Peanut Recall of 2012: These Are the Products to Toss ASAP
Food recalls happen all the time, so we thought this peanut recall was just going to blow over. But now there are more than 400 products that are being pulled from store shelves in an effort to prevent salmonella. Find out which products you need to check your pantry for (and then promptly chuck) now
We, along with the rest of the country, shrugged our shoulders and made a mental note to not make a peanut butter sammi that week.
But it seems this peanut recall is now just short of a nationwide nut epidemic. The Food and Drug Administration announced that all of the products processed at the New Mexico facility starting in March 2010 are being recalled, which means there's a decent chance there's something you shouldn't eat stashed in your pantry right now.
The FDA found strains of salmonella in the roasted and raw nuts produced at Sunland, Inc., which means all the delicious foods made using those nuts (peanut butters, trail mixes, granola bars, peanut butter ice cream, you get the drift) are also contaminated. The result? More than 400 products are being pulled from supermarket shelves right this minute, including MoonPies, On-the-Go PB Jamwiches, and even Starbuck's Protein Bistro Box, which had a honey peanut butter spread.
The bottom line: This peanut recall has likely affected you, whether you shop at Whole Foods or Walmart. And with 35 people across 19 states already infected from this salmonella outbreak, it's time for a pantry overhaul.
To make it easier for you, we spent hours reading the headache-inducing list of recalled peanut products on the FDA's website and included pictures of all of the biggest brands' products here. And since we can't picture all 400 products and their varieties, consider it a safe bet that if your peanut butter brand is here, its Creamy Banana flavor is infected too. Click through to make sure you're not still eating any of them ...
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