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Salmonella outbreak in peanut butter - stop using in dog treats

growler~GateKeeper
February 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM
I haven't seen any warnings listed here so I want to advise everyone who uses peanut butter in their dog treats/kongs etc to stop using all peanut butter until the situation is resolved.

Peanut Butter recalled due to salmonella (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-01-10-salmonella_N.htm)

Peanut recall also includes dog biscuits (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/01/salix-company-v.html)

FDA Updated Peanut Recall List 1 Feb 09 (http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#recalls)

List of recalled products produced in Canada and US (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/2009typhe.shtml)

Dee-O-Gee
February 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Wow!!! Quite a list--thanks for the info Growler :thumbs up

cell
February 1st, 2009, 10:15 PM
gee .. I was hungry and didn't know what to eat until I ready this thread, then I went and got my PB and crackers! YUM! checked the list and my store brand wasn't on it and neither is Kraft, which are the only kinds I get, so no worries here.
Every time I see these food scares it makes me cringe to think how really we are at the mercy of food corporations, we have no idea what goes into our foods...

14+kitties
February 1st, 2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the info growler! :thumbs up

Karin
February 2nd, 2009, 12:09 AM
This has been big news down here...I live in one of the biggest peanut growing areas, right next door to one of the biggest peanut producers too, (but the growers are not the problem)
I should have posted something on this but I thought the news had traveled already.
My bad, I'm sorry folks.
Peanut's of any kind of processing from this main plant are considered tainted. The plant is shut down right now.

I tried all my life to like the stuff but never did. Good for me.
I do like Reese's Cups about once a year but I heard they are on the list now too.

Nutella is my peanut butter!

Thank You Growler!

growler~GateKeeper
February 2nd, 2009, 12:16 AM
I tried all my life to like the stuff but never did. Good for me.

I rarely had it as a kid cuz I've really never liked peanut butter either :shrug:

My main goal in posting this thread was aimed at those who use it as a dog treat for stuffing kongs and for those who buy the peanut/peanut butter dog cookies.

rainbow
February 2nd, 2009, 12:39 AM
Growler, thanks for posting the information. :thumbs up

I had heard it on the news and just got some emails but they have the same info that you posted......is this tainted food crap ever going to end. :wall:

kandy
February 2nd, 2009, 05:49 PM
The recall information does say that name brand peanut butter in jars has not been affected and is considered safe.

I did go back and check all my dog treats to make sure none had peanut butter though.

I think it's better to get dozens of notifications on the same thing rather than not get it at all. :)

Sib.HuskyMom
February 2nd, 2009, 05:55 PM
Unfortunately, the link isn't working for me.:wall:
Is organic peanut butter ok to use?

totallyhip
February 2nd, 2009, 05:57 PM
Depends on the brand. We use the Safeway Organic crunchy and its fine....well its not on the list.

growler~GateKeeper
February 4th, 2009, 04:32 AM
gee .. I was hungry and didn't know what to eat until I ready this thread, then I went and got my PB and crackers! YUM!

glad I could help solve your munchies dilemma :laughing:


Every time I see these food scares it makes me cringe to think how really we are at the mercy of food corporations, we have no idea what goes into our foods...

Really makes you wish you could fully grow your own, then you would know whats in it.


http://www.news1130.com/news/local/more.jsp?content=20090202_083100_57900
At least 529 people in the U.S. have been sickened and at least eight may have died because of the outbreak. No illnesses in Canada have been reported but a Canadian did become ill after consuming a product bought in the U.S. while traveling there