Thursday, April 2, 2009

Peanut Butter Products: Consumer Recall Information

Updated April 2, 2009
Original article posted January 15, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: Companies posted on this list after March 12th are linked to the Recall Roundup post in which they are mentioned. Please follow the live link to retrieve the information.

Peanut Corporation of America supplied peanut butter to as many as 85 direct customers. Following is a list of US consumer product recalls of foods for human consumption. Pet treat recalls, Canadian recalls, and International recalls and alerts are posted elsewhere, as is a list of companies whose products have NOT been affected by the PCA recalls.

Unless otherwise indicated below, recalled products were distributed through supermarket grocery chains, warehouse chains, independent grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retail outlets.

List of companies and organizations that have announced recalls 
For details on products recalled by these companies and organizations, please navigate to the following sites: 

Part I (Companies beginning A-B, inclusive)
Part II (Companies beginning C-D, inclusive)
Part III (Companies beginning E-F, inclusive)
Part IV (Companies beginning G-H, inclusive)
Part V (Companies beginning I-J, inclusive)
Part VI (Companies beginning K-L, inclusive)
Part VII (Companies beginning M-N, inclusive)
Part VIII (Companies beginning O-P, inclusive)
Part IX (Companies beginning Q-R, inclusive)
Part X (Companies beginning S-T, inclusive)
Part XI (Companies beginning U-Z, inclusive)

  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Albertus Koeze & Co.
  • ALDI
  • Allann Bros Coffee
  • Allegro Fine Foods, Inc.
  • The Alps Candy
  • A.L. Schutzman Company
  • A.M. Braswell, Jr. Food Company, Inc.
  • American Almond Products Company
  • American Importing Company
  • Amway Global
  • Amy's Decadent Chocolates LLC
  • Annapolis Chocolate Co., Inc.
  • Anna's Pantry LLC
  • Annie  B's Confections
  • Arbonne International LLC
  • Arico Natural Foods Company
  • Arco Nut and Candy LLC
  • Arya Ice Cream Dist. Co.
  • Aspen Hills, Inc.
  • Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.
  • Aurora Products, Inc.
  • Austinuts Wholesale, Inc.
  • Awrey Bakeries, LLC
  • Bad Byron's SFP, Inc.
  • Balance Bar Company
  • Bass Pro Shops®
  • Bear Naked
  • Bear Stewart Corporation
  • Beneficial Foods / Nature's Candy
  • Belfonte Ice Cream and Dairy Foods Company
  • Best Brands Corp.
  • Best Maid Cookie Company, Inc.
  • Betty Lou's Inc.
  • BIC Acquisition, LLC
  • Bindi North America
  • BioGenesis Nutraceuticals Inc.
  • Blanton's Candies
  • Bliss Bros. Dairy, Inc.
  • Blue Heron Bakery
  • Blue Ribbon Products Inc.
  • Boca Grande Foods Inc.
  • Boston Cookies
  • Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores
  • Breadfarm, Inc.
  • Brent and Sam's
  • Broughton Foods
  • Brown & Haley
  • Buck's Ice Cream
  • Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.
  • Casey's General Stores, Inc.
  • Casper's Ice Cream, Inc.
  • Charlie's Specialties, Inc.
  • Chef Jay's Food Products
  • Cherrydale Manufacturing LLC
  • Cheryl & Co.
  • Chocolate Chewies, Inc.
  • Christie Cookie
  • C&K Market, Inc.
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Coblentz Chocolate Company
  • Community Co-op
  • Complete Life Potential
  • Cookie Machine
  • Coos Head Food Store
  • Cornucopia Natural Foods
  • Cougar Mountain Baking Company
  • Country Home Bakers
  • Country Life Natural Foods
  • Country Maid, Inc.
  • Country  Village Nutrition Shoppe
  • Creative Energy Foods, Inc.
  • Crown Pacific Fine Foods
  • Cub Foods
  • Cuisine Innovations, LLC
  • Cumberland Farms, Inc.
  • CVS/pharmacy
  • Dairy Fresh
  • Dan the Sausageman
  • Dean Foods
  • Deluxe Ice Cream Company
  • Diabetic Emporium and Confectionary Shoppe, Ltd.
  • Dillon Candy Company
  • Dingman's Dairy
  • Dinners Ready of Meridian, ID
  • Dough-To-Go, Inc.
  • Dr. Melina Inc.
  • Dr. Smoothie Brands
  • DSD Services, Inc.
  • Durey Libby Edible Nuts, Inc.
  • Dutch Valley Food Development, Inc.
  • Dynamic Confections / Maxfield Candy Co.
  • Earth Island
  • East Side Entrees
  • EB Performance LLC
  • Eillien's Candies, Inc.
  • Energy Lane, Inc.
  • Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods
  • E & S Sales
  • Euphoria Chocolate Company
  • Evening Rise Bread Co.
  • Falcon Trading Company/SunRidge Farms
  • Fannie May Confections, Inc.
  • Farley's and Sathers Candy Company, Inc.
  • Farmer's Market
  • The Father's Table, LLC
  • Fieldbrook Foods Corp.
  •, Inc.
  • Forward Foods LLC
  • Four In One LLC
  • Frankly Natural Bakers™
  • Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc.
  • Fritz Company Inc.
  • Funway Snack Foods
  • The Galliker Dairy Co.
  • Garden of Life, Inc.
  • Gayle's Chocolates
  • Gel Spice Co.
  • General Mills
  • General Nutrition Centers, Inc.
  • Genisoy Food Company
  • George J Howe Co.
  • Georgia Peanut Commission
  • Germack Pistachio Co.
  • Giambri's Quality Sweets
  • Giant Food LLC
  • GKI Foods Inc.
  • GloryBee Foods, Inc.
  • Glutenfreeda Foods, Inc.
  • Golden Temple of Oregon LLC
  • Grandpa Dons LLC
  • Grand Rapids Popcorn
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Great Skott Foods
  • Grower's Outlet
  • Gurley's Foods, Inc.
  • The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
  • Harry and David
  • Hawk's Lair Inc.
  • Heavenly Candy Company
  • H-E-B
  • Hershey Creamery Company
  • Hershey Import Company
  • Hialeah Products, Inc.
  • Highland Health Foods
  • High's
  • Hiland Dairy Foods Company
  • Hines Nut Company
  • Honest Foods™
  • House of Flavors Ice Cream Company
  • House of Spices (India) Inc.
  • HP Hood LLC
  • Huckleberry Haven, Inc.
  • Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Co.
  • Humboldt Creamery
  • Hy-Vee Inc.
  • Ice Cream Specialties
  • Innova Nutrition
  • In-Room Plus, Inc. / In-Room West, Inc.
  • International Commodity Distributor's Inc.
  • International Foodsource
  • Isagenics International LLC
  • ISS Research®, LLC
  • Jay Robb Enterprises Inc.
  • Jelly Belly Candy Company
  • Jenny Craig, Inc.
  • Jimmy's Chocolate Chip Cookies, Inc.
  • J&J Snack Foods Sales Corp.
  • JL Manufacturing
  • Junior's Cheesecake & Desserts
  • Just Desserts
  • Kariba Farms, Inc.
  • Kashi
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kemps LLC
  • Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
  • Kings Super Markets
  • Kmart
  • Koppers Chocolate
  • Krispak, Inc.
  • The Kroger Company
  • Kruse Farms Market
  • Labrada Nutrition
  • Ladon W. Abercrombie
  • Landies Candies
  • Lehi Valley Trading Company, Inc.
  • LesserEvil Brand Snack Co.
  • Lovin Oven, LLC
  • Lunds and Byerly's
  • Madelaine Chocolate Novelties, Inc.
  • Maeco Foods
  • Marathon Ventures, Inc.
  • Marich Confectionery
  • Marin Food Specialties, Inc.
  • Market of Choice
  • Marlow Candy & Nut Company
  • McKee Foods Corporation
  • Meadow Gold Dairy
  • Meijer
  • Melaleuca, Inc.
  • Mellace Family Brands, Inc.
  • Michaelene's Inc.
  • Midwest Ice Cream
  • Mighty-O
  • Mister Snacks, Inc.
  • Mixed Nuts Inc.
  • Mooresville Ice Cream Co.
  • Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Company®
  • Nash Finch
  • Nassau Candy
  • National Raisin Company
  • Natural Organics, Inc.
  • Natural Selection
  • Nature's Original
  • Nature's Path Organic Foods
  • Nature's World LLC
  • The Neighborhood Baking Co. (d.b.a. Delphina's Bakery)
  • NestlĂ© HealthCare Nutrition, Inc.
  • New Century Snacks LLC
  • New Nissi Corp.
  • New Seasons Market
  • The Nut Bar Company
  • NutriSystem Inc.
  • Nutrition Research Group/Advanced Nutrient Science
  • Nutsco, Inc.
  • Ocean Spray
  • Odwalla, Inc.
  • Omaha Steaks
  • Orchard Crest Farms
  • Orchard Valley Harvest
  • Osage Pecan Company
  • PaleyBar
  • Palmer Candy Company
  • PANOS Brands, LLC
  • Parker Products, Inc.
  • Peanut Corporation of America
  • The Peanut Shop
  • Pecan Deluxe Candy Company
  • Perry's Ice Cream Company
  • Pierre's Ice Cream Company
  • The Popcorn Factory, Inc.
  • Potent Foods, Inc.
  • Prairie Farms Dairy
  • Premier Nutrition, Inc.
  • Premier Packing Company
  • PriceRite Supermarkets
  • The Produce Patch
  • Professional Recreation Organization Inc.
  • Promedis
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Purity Dairies
  • Rain Creek Baking Corporation
  • Ralcorp Frozen Bakery Products, Inc.
  • Ramsey Popcorn Co.
  • Ready Pac Foods, Inc.
  • Reser's Fine Foods, Inc.
  • Rich Ice Cream Company, Inc.
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Rio Pluma LLC
  • Rite Aid Corporation
  • Rock Creek Nut Company
  • Roman Meal Company
  • Root Farms, Inc.
  • Roth's IGA Foodliner, Inc.
  • Rucker's Candy
  • RWFR, Inc.
  • Safeway
  • Sara Lee North American Foodservice
  • Save-A-Lot Food Stores
  • Savoy Extraordinary Snacks, LLC
  • Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc.
  • SCNS Sports Foods
  • Seattle Chocolate Co. Inc.
  • Shamrock Foods Company
  • Shapiro Produce
  • Sheridan Fruit Company, Inc.
  • Sherm's Thunderbird Market, Inc.
  • ShopRite Supermarkets
  • Simbree Energy Foods
  • Slim-Fast®
  • Smart Nutrition
  • Something Better Natural Foods
  • SOPAKCO, Inc.
  • The South Bend Chocolate Company
  • Southwest Specialty Food Inc.
  • Standard Candy Company
  • Star Kay White Inc.
  • Stewart's Shops
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
  • Summerdale Peanut Co., LLC
  • Superior Nut and Candy
  • Super Store Industries
  • Supreme Protein, Inc.
  • Sweet Factory, LLC Inc.
  • Sweet Life Patisserie
  • Sweet Sisters, Inc. dba Sweet Life Patisserie
  • Sweet Success Fundraising, Inc.
  • Texas Star Nut & Food Company
  • T F Processors Inc.
  • Theo Chocolate, Inc.
  • Thrift Products Co.
  • Torn & Glasser
  • Torn Ranch, Inc.
  • Totally Nuts
  • Town & Country Markets, dba Central Market
  • Trader Joe's
  • Trauth Dairy
  • Tree of Life, Inc.
  • Tropical Nut and Fruit Company
  • Turkey Hill Dairy
  • Turner Holdings, LLC
  • Ultimate Nut and Candy Co.
  • Umpqua Dairy Products Co.
  • Uncle Eddies Vegan Cookies
  • Unilever United States, Inc.
  • Union International Food Company
  • US Army
  • US Nutrition, Inc.
  • Valley Services, Inc.
  • Velvet Ice Cream
  • Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc.
  • Walgreens
  • Weaver Popcorn Company
  • Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Weis Markets
  • Wells Dairy, Inc.
  • Werner Gourmet Meat Snacks Inc.
  • Western Trade Group, Inc.
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Wilcoxson's Ice Cream Co., Inc.
  • WinCo Foods
  • Wonder Ice Cream Company
  • Wright Popcorn and Nut Company Inc.
  • Yoke's Fresh Markets
  • Zachary Confections, Inc.
  • Zaloom Marketing Corp.

Other useful resources
The State of Washington has posted a list of all recalled products that were available for sale in Washington.

FDA posts regular updates on the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak investigation and recall, including a searchable database of recalled products.

CDC posts regular updates on the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak.

The California Department of Public Health has posted a list of schools in the state that received recalled frozen cookie dough from distributors in the fundraising industry.


  1. What a great summary. Thank you for providing this valuable resource. I especially like the list of products not involved and the links to their statements.

    Leigh Ann Hubbard
    Managing Editor
    James Hubbard's My Family Doctor

  2. Thank you, thank you! I was very concerned about my dog, but you have the exact product I was worried about listed here as safe. Much appreciate!

  3. Excellent site. list of products NOT on list helps a great deal! thank you .

    Leigh Ann Stewart
    Atlanta, Ga

  4. To Anonymous #2.

    Are you referring to the PetSmart product? That one has been recalled. Which product are you thinking of?

  5. What about Peter Pan by Con Agra Foods? Are they affected. Janet Singapore

  6. Peter Pan, and other brand names of peanut butter in jars sold in supermarkets and grocery stores are NOT affected.


  7. Is the kirkland organic peanut butter in the recall list?

  8. To the best of my knowledge, Kirkland organic peanut butter (sold in jars) is NOT on the recall list.


  9. I'm glad to hear that Quaker Granola bars don't use the recalled peanut butter. I'm glad to see it listed here saying it is safe!
    Dee from PA

  10. Thank you for making this information available in an easy to read format. It is by far the most helpful site I've found on the subject.

  11. Thank you for the information....but
    what about KIRKLAND Organic Peanut Butter??
    Is it safe???

  12. I have just searched the recall notices issued so far, and have checked the Costco site as well. As of today (Jan 31), to the best of my knowledge Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter is OK.

    If there is any change or announcement, I will post it

  13. I have two jars of Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter with a number stamped on the bottom that matches one of the recalled PCA lot numbers listed by the FDA.

  14. Many companies use similar or identical lot code numbering on their products. I have emailed Costco to ask about the status of Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter. I'll post the company's reply when I receive it.

  15. I have just heard back from Costco. The person who responded to my email simply referred me to the recall notice page. There is NO MENTION of any Kirkland product having been recalled. Therefore, my best information is that the product is safe.

    If you have any doubts, I suggest that you telephone Costco's member service phone line at 800-774-2678.

  16. Dear Ms. Phyllis Entis,
    I just found your site and have a question. Not about peanut butter this time but "fish". I purchased some "swai" fish relative of catfish at our local grocery store Winn Dixie in northwest Florida. It's imported from Thailand and comes in frozen they break it down into small packages. After reading about the cyclone last year in Asia and the description of the waterways there now I'm concerned if this fish I have been buying is safe. So far we have not had any illness but I don't want to take a chance in the future. It's so hard to know what to stay away from now days. The more I read I become more frightened. Thank you so much for all the data so I can take in what is going on in our world of "food". Just think when we buy the food at the store and put it on the check out counter we really don't stop and think too often the many miles the food has traveled up until we purchase it. It's time now for use to do more homework. The peanut butter problem is just one problem we have who knows which product is next. Thanks for any info you can give me and thanks for being here for all of us concerned food preparers.

  17. My concern about any fish imported from China or SE Asia would be the possible presence of heavy metal contamination (such as mercury), or the presence of antibiotics (if farm-raised). I'm assuming, of course, that you are cooking the fish!

    Cooking will take care of bacterial or parasite contaminants, but won't eliminate those other possible problems.

  18. I buy the Costco Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter all the time. I like it because it isn't loaded with added sugar. I've been eating lots of it ever since this recall started, and I haven't died yet. I looked it up on the FDA site and it wasn't listed. I'm betting it's probably safe.

  19. I also eat the Kirkland brand.. NO issues here.. eat it almost daily.

  20. Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter is not on the recall list as per
    their corporate headquarters customer service today. They source their
    peanuts from New Mexico and Texas producers who have no connection
    to Peanut Corp. of America.


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