King Nut Companies recently announced a recall of peanut butter distributed under the King Nut label, made for the company by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).
The recall was issued after salmonella was discovered in an open five-pound tub of King Nut peanut butter. The products are not sold directly to consumers; they are distributed through food services accounts to hospitals, prisons and more.
The FDA, CDC and health departments in Minnesota and Connecticut, have now confirmed that the sources of the outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium are peanut butter and peanut paste produced by PCA.
Companies nationwide that received product made by PCA, have issued voluntary recalls of their products. As FDA gathers additional information about these products, the list of recalled products is expected to expand.
The salmonella outbreak has sickened 550 people in 43 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC updates information regularly.
Consumers can refer to the FDA’s online database to determine which products are included in the recall. To date there are nearly 900 products and the list is expected to grow.