"The FDA urged consumers on Saturday to avoid eating peanut butter and products that contain it until they can determine the scope of an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning that may have contributed to six deaths." 

"We urge consumers to postpone eating any products that may contain peanut butter until additional information becomes available," Dr. Stephen Sundlof of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety said in a teleconference with reporters.

"As of now, there is no indication that "major national name brand jars of peanut butter sold in retail stores are linked" to bulk supplies of peanut butter and peanut paste recalled for fear of possible contamination, the FDA said in a follow-up statement.

Ok, if we understand Dr. Sundlof correctly, we should put off eating anything containing peanut butter with the possible exception of name brand jar of peanut butter.  So it’s no surprise that this just came in from the chocolate capitol of the world:

No products made by The Hershey Company, including items and brands in the iconic Reese’s franchise, are affected by the recent recall related to peanut butter. Hershey does not purchase any peanut butter, peanuts or peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America. Peanut butter for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is made in Hershey facilities under the most stringent safety and quality standards.

Some of us are feeling better now.



  • Jane

    Thank You For Posting This
    It Really Helped A Lot I was gonna eat PB and J today but not anymore can you send a list of all products with salmonella in my email thank you!

  • rhonda blankenship

    i would like more info

  • Bob

    can you kill salmonella in peanut butter by microwaving it?

  • dolly

    My son ate little debbie snack cookies on the 19th of Jan i did not realize there was a recall on these products to. How long does it take once you have ate them do people get sick I’m very concerned for him?

  • Heather

    Bob- as long as it reaches 160 degrees F. it should be alright, the same as with meat. I don’t know if you’d want to eat something containing peanut butter after heating it, though… sounds kind of gross.

  • janet

    My son brought home Reese’s ice cream squares and got sick. I got it yesterday, having eaten one the day before. This morning, couldn’t get off the toilet. You get up and have to go right back! Guess what I ate one of those bars this afternoon, and am paying the price. Please don’t eat anything with peanut butter ubtil the FDA figures it all out.

  • janet

    I posted a message here yesterday, and it hasn’t shown up yet. My son and I got very sick after eating ice cream. I stated that it was Reese’s, but when I went to get out the package, I found that it was Klondike with Reese’s Peanut Butter. These were put out by Unilever in Green Bay, WI. I am almost positive these are at fault, as I was up until 3am last night, in and out of the bathroom, after eating a second one yesterday. I got some comfort when I put a heating pad on my belly.

  • Carrie

    I ate a Klondike bar with Reese’s Peanut Butter on Sunday night and spent the next 3 days in the bathroom running a horrible, achey fever. 7 lbs lighter now, and I really couldn’t afford to lose those lbs, I’m finally back at work. It’s Friday and I still haven’t eaten solid food since Sunday. I know for a fact these were at fault. Do not eat anything with peanut butter until all products have been discovered. I thought I was going to die!

  • Bill

    Maybe just a coincidence, but bought a bag of the Reese’s mini peanut butter cups yesterday. Had 6 or 7 of them last night. Was up most of the night on the toilet. That hasn’t happened to me in forever, no doubt in my mind what caused it.

  • Amber

    I ate just about a whole pack of Austin Peanut Butter crackers. Im on and off the toilet for the last 3 days. I keep getting sick and its just a terrible feeling. Im so not eating any peanut butter.

  • Steve

    Reese’s Klondike Bars not a factor in recent outbreaks.
    01/20/09: Peanut butter recall does not impact Unilever packaged products
    Unilever does not source Skippy peanut butter, Slim-Fast shakes or bars or its retail packaged ice cream brands – Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, Popsicle, and Ben & Jerry’s – (or any ingredients contained therein) from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), nor do our contract manufacturers. Therefore at this time, the incident does not in any way relate to these packaged products.
    Unilever United States, Inc. :
    800 Sylvan Avenue Englewood Cliffs New Jersey 07632
    T: +1 201 894 7760F: +1 201 871 8076

  • idnam

    so I can eat mr goodbar?LOL

  • Kim

    I ate a Klondike Reese’s Peanut Butter ice cream bar two days ago and I’ve been sick ever since. I can’t ever remember feeling this bad. If all of these people are sick after eating them, don’t you think that there’s something wrong with them?

  • Jen

    my daughter had Reese’s peanut butter topping on ice cream last night – she began complaining of stomach pains during the night and has vomited twice with diarrhea.

  • Derek

    I was unaware of the recent recall seeing as how im not much of a news person. Not much of sweets eater niether thats why i had an untouched half gallon of Bryers Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream in my freezer for two weeks. Two days ago i had two bowls topped with lots of Resses Ice Cream Topping (I really like peanut butter).Having just left the hospital no more than 20 hours ago I dont care what they say.

  • Olga

    oh great i just ate some reese’s penut butter cups.. 0_o

  • Djirwin

    my son just ate a Reese’s peanut butter cup with good humor with milk chocolate and ice cream bar. Today he is not filling good. sick to the stomach and headaches. is this product being recalled?

  • brandi

    I had Breyer’s Reese’s PB cup ice cream last night and had nausea vomiting and diarrhea all morning. The symptoms started 5-6hr after it was eaten. There was nothing else that could have caused it.

  • drew

    I’ve been eating reese’s cups and I feel fine… And I’ve eaten at least 7 of them (they were on sale!)

  • vale

    whats goin on with the peanut butter?