From A Company Press Release As Distributed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Battle Creek, MI — January 14, 2009 — Kellogg Company today announced it has taken the precautionary measure of putting a hold on Austin® and Keebler® branded Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers.

FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA is one of several peanut paste suppliers that the company uses in its Austin® and Keebler® branded peanut butter sandwich crackers.

Kellogg Company’s investigation has not indicated any concerns, nor has the Company received any consumer illness complaints about these products.

Nonetheless, Kellogg Company is taking precautionary measures including putting a hold on any inventory in its control, removing product from retail store shelves, and encouraging customers and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regulatory officials complete their investigation of PCA and Kellogg provides further information as to the resolution of this issue.

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  • staci pettis

    I ate a kellogg’s special k protein chocolate peanut snack bar. I was very ill afterward vomiting, diarrhea , and terrible stomach pain. After medication and a few days I was better. I still have half of the bar I ate and the rest of the box. Please check into this matter.

  • MJH

    Last weekend I had what I believed to be an intestinal virus. I did not realize the salmonella scare was relating to Keeblers Peanut Butter crackers. I ate them during the week before I became sick. Was that salmonella or a virus?

  • Brenna

    I have a quick question and I’m hoping that someone can answer this question for me. With the comapny recalling the peanut butter and the crackers. My question is my motherbought some peanut butter crackers like two weeks ago and I was wondering is those crackers she bought would be affected by the recall?

  • Theresa

    I am very concerned in regards to the Keebler “peanut butter crackers” that have been recalled. My family, including myself ate these crackers and became extremely ill. At that time we thought that we had all had a severe case of the “stomach flu”. Now it has been brought to my attention that these crackers have been recalled. Is there something that your company is doing to resolve this matter? I had to take off time from work, and my children had to miss school because of this. My 9 year old is still complaining of stomach pains, even though he was seen by his medical doctor a week ago.
    Hoping to hear from someone soon~
    Thank You

  • Robin

    My daughter and I ate the kebbler crackers and we both became deathly ill. I had extremely horrible headache, fever and bodyaches. My daughter was puking and very high fever. My doctor said it seemed like the flu but he didnt think it was. This was the day before kebbler announced the recall. I live in Poughkeepsie Ny how should I report this?