We think the best advice is to just stop eating anything you think might contain peanut butter.  It is a small price to pay for avoiding a really nasty bout with Salmonella.   The individual company recalls just keep rolling in.   If you want to check some product against the master list maintained by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, go HERE.

Since Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) does not sell any product used by the major national brands that sell peanut butter in jars for use on your toast or whatever.  For that reason, FDA does not expect the recalls to involve those major brands.   

PCA’s peanut factory in Georgia was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium and, for the moment, has been shut down.


  • Christine Real

    I feed my dog Grrreat Choice dog biscuits. He has been acting funny lately, lathargic and sleepy. I actually took him to the vet because I thought he might have an ear infection. Now I find out his biscuits are tainted! It really makes me mad!

  • Jim Chuck

    I understand that salmonella comes from meat products, but what I want to know is HOW does Salmonella get into the peanut butter in the first place ??????

  • Dan Jeffery

    Salmonella can come from many places. Most types of Salmonella come from the intestinal tract of animals and birds. How can Salmonella end up on peanuts you ask. One word answer, poo. Birds, animals, reptiles, they all leave droppings wherever they please. Worse yet manure is often spread on fields or on adjacent fields where it can cross contaminate due to heavy rains or foot traffic etc.