January 15, 2009: Peanut Corporation of America Issues Recall

Peanut processor, Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), has recalled peanut butter produced at its Blakely, Georgia plant, because it may be contaminated by the foodborne pathogen, Salmonella. PCA manufactures and provides peanut butter for bulk use to institutions, food service industries, and private label foods.

The recall peanut butter was produced on or after July 1, 2008.  Lot numbers for the recalled peanut butter are:  lots 8193, 8194, 8197, 8233, 8234, 8235, 8241, 8255, 8256, 8275, 8276, 8282, 8283, 8284, 8296, 8316, 8330, 8331, 8336, 8345, 8354.

PCA also provides the stock numbers and product descriptions:

551000; Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 6 ct / 5 lb

551006; Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 6 ct / 5 lb

551020; Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 35 lb

551022; Natural Course Peanut Paste; 35 lb

551025; Old Fashioned Creamy Peanut Butter with 1% Salt; 35 lb

551035; Crunchy Natural Peanut Butter; 35 lb

551040; Creamy Natural Peanut Butter; 35 lb

551050; Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 50 lb

551050-D; Dark Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 50 lb

551051; Creamy Stabilized Peanut Butter with Monodiglyceride; 50 lb

551053; Crunchy Stabilized Peanut Butter; 50 lb

551072; Peanut Butter Variegate; 45 lb

PCA peanut butter is sold under the label Parnell’s Pride for institution and food industry use.  PCA peanut butter was sold to King Nut and marketed under the label King Nut brand peanut butter.  Most recently, it was learned that PCA supplied Kellogg Company their peanut butter paste for use in the production of Austin and Keebler brand peanut butter sandwich crackers.

The PCA peanut butter recall was initiated days after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture isolated the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium from a 5 pound tub of King Nut peanut butter obtained from a nursing home. To date, the CDC reports 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.

To learn more about Salmonella food poisoning, please see Salmonella Symptoms and Complications. 

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.

To learn about related Salmonella peanut butter recalls, please see Peanut Butter Cracker Recall, King Nut Recall, Salmonella Peanut Butter, Salmonella Lawsuit.