January 15, 2009: Peanut Butter Crackers & Salmonella Outbreak

Consumers are warned not to eat Austin® and Keebler® brand Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers, because the products may have been manufactured with peanut butter contaminated with the bacterium, Salmonella Typhimurium.  The crackers are manufactured by Kellogg Company.

The peanut butter used by Kellogg to produce Austin® and Keebler® brand peanut butter crackers, was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America, whose peanut butter has been linked to the recent Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak.

According to the CDC there are 434 confirmed cases of Salmonella Typhimurium food poisoning and 5 deaths, which may be linked to Salmonella contaminated peanut butter. Twenty-eight percent of the Salmonella outbreak victims have been hospitalized.

In related Salmonella recalls, Peanut butter distributer King Nut recalled its peanut butter on January 10, and Peanut Corporation of America recalled peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility on January 13.  Peanut butter sold under the King Nut label was manufactured by Peanut Corporation of America.  Both companies’ products have been linked to the ongoing Salmonella outbreak.

The Law Firm of Eric Weinberg, along with co-counsel Andrew Childers of Atlanta, Georgia, represent hundreds of individuals who were sickened in the Peter Pan Salmonella outbreak of 2007. If you have a question concerning your legal rights, please call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or see Free Legal Case Evaluation.