Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kellogg Puts Hold on Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers

January 14, 2009

The Kellogg Company has placed a precautionary hold on its Austin and Keebler brands of peanut butter sandwich crackers, and is asking consumers to not eat these products until the investigation surrounding the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) peanut butter recall has been completed.

PCA is one of several suppliers of peanut butter paste used in the fillings of these sandwich crackers.

Kellogg has put an inventory hold on the products, and has instructed that they be removed from store shelves. The company has not issued a recall notice, but is using the "product hold" mechanism as a safety precaution while it determines whether any of the following Austin or Keebler products contain recalled peanut butter:

  • Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers
  • Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
  • Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers

Kellogg has not received reports of any illnesses associated with these products. And, while the company has not initiated a recall, any consumer who wishes to return one of the sandwich cracker products for a refund can call the Kellogg Consumer Response Center at 1-888-314-2060.


  1. I purchase the toasted PB and the cheese and pb at CVS Division and State Streets in Chicago. I got sick the beginning of Thanksgiving week. I thought I had the "flu." I used Immodium and then a probiotic because the immodium wasn't working. I continued to purchase these products even through this week, after going off the probiotic the "flu" symptoms reoccurred.
    Stupid me, 'did not go to a doctor, thought the problem would "pass." CVS keeps of a record of purchases made on the CVS card accounts. They should be able to track the users who got sick. I'd say the chances of Austin brand using the tainted peanut butter is almost 95% but most people don't die from intestinal salmonella but my reactive arthritis sure is doing a number on me.

  2. Gerald, please report this to your county health department and/or the Illinois Department of Health. Even though you didn't have a culture taken, your information could be helpful – especially if CVS can track the specific batch number of the Austin product you purchased.


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