Story last updated at 1/28/2009 - 11:06 am
JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is warning the public to avoid eating products manufactured with peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). It has been linked to Salmonella contamination.
The following products known to contain PCA peanut butter have been found in Alaska. They have been recalled and should not be consumed:
48 ounce and 56 ounce "Peanut Butter Passion," Private Selection ice cream.
Cliff Bars peanut butter candy bars
Kellogg Austin and Keebler crackers
ZonePerfect Bars: Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars; Zone Perfect Peanut Toffee bars; NutriPals Peanut Butter Chocolate bars
Wal-Mart Brand cookies: Harvest Peanut Butter Fudge No-Bake Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookie, Peanut Butter Fudge No Bake Cookies 9 count, and Peanut Butter Fudge No Bake Cookies 12 count
DEC anticipates the list of affected products in Alaska will grow. Affected products are listed at: www.dec.state.ak.us/eh/fss/recalls/food_recalls.html. The list will be updated with any new information
The FDA has a searchable list of products and brands associated with the nationwide recall at www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm.
Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12-72 hours after infection. Most people recover without treatment but severe infections may occur. Infants, elderly persons, and people with impaired immune systems are most likely to develop severe illness. If you have eaten these products and have these symptoms, consult your health care provider.