Kellogg Expands Recall To Include Special K Meal Bars
Kellogg Company said Monday it is recalling some Keebler Cookies and Special K Meal Bars. The Special K recall is a voluntary action. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection to the products.
The Kellogg Company chose to expand their recall amid the growing scope of a national salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut butter plant. Although these products do not contain any peanut ingredients from Peanut Corporation of America, they were produced at another company’s facility on the same line as products that were made for other companies using potentially contaminated PCA ingredients.
The recalled products are:
· Keebler® Soft Batch Homestyle Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, 2.5-ounce size only, with a “Best If Used Before” date prior to June 30, 2009 (06 30 9), with the following UPC codes: 3010032708, 3010037899.
· Special K Protein™ Meal Bar Honey Almond variety only, 6-count and 8-count packages, with a “Best If Used Before” date prior to February 1, 2010 (FEB 01 2010), with the following UPC codes: 3800039778, 3800039935, 3800039931.
No other Special K® products are part of this recall.
This is a continuation of the recall of peanut butter products contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. At least 529 people have been sickened as a result of the current outbreak, and at least eight may have died as a result. More than 430 products have been recalled.
Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. For more information on Salmonella, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products, such as Special K Meal Bars, are urged to destroy them. Consumers with questions or who would like a refund may contact 877-869-5633. Consumers with questions or concerns about their health should contact their doctor.
For a list of various company food and other health related product recalls and for more information on FDA’s ongoing investigation, visit FDA’s Web site at www.fda.gov.
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