Kellogg’s Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall

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FDA or The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published press release about the voluntary nationwide recall of Kellogg’s Austin and Keebler branded beanut butter sandwich crackers and select snack-size packs of famous Amos And Keebler soft batch peanut butter cookies because of possible health risk.

The press released has stated that the recall was announced beacause the products could have been contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

“The actions we are taking today are in keeping with our more than 100-year commitment to providing consumers with safe, high-quality products,” said David Mackay, president and CEO, Kellogg Company. “We apologize for this unfortunate situation.”

Here’s the list of products impacted by the recall: (produced on or after July 1, 2008)

* Austin® Quality Foods Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
* Austin® Quality Foods Cheese & Peanut ButterSandwich Crackers – all sizes
* Austin® Quality Foods Mega Stuffed Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
* Austin® Quality Foods PB & J Cracker Sandwiches – all sizes
* Austin® Quality FoodsSuper Snack Pack Sandwich Crackers
* Austin® Quality Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
* Austin® Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
* Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
* Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
* Austin® Quality FoodsCookie/Cracker Pack
* Austin® Quality FoodsVariety Pack
* Keebler® Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
* Keebler® Toast & PB’n J Flavored Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
* Keebler® Toast & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
* Famous Amos® Peanut Butter Cookies (2- and 3-ounce)
* Keebler® Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies (2.5-ounce)

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The nationwide outbreak has sickened hundreds of people in 43 states and killed at least six.