Saturday, January 10, 2009

King Nut Recalls Contaminated Peanut Butter: Update

January 10, 2009

King Nut has released additional information about its just-announced recall of peanut butter.

The company is contacting all of its customers to request that they stop distributing all King Nut brand peanut butter identified by lot codes beginning with "8". The peanut butter, which was manufactured for King Nut by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), has been implicated in the national Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak.

King Nut also distributes PCA's Parnell's Pride brand of peanut butter, and has asked its customers to remove this brand from circulation as well. King Nut is not the sole distributor of Parnell's Pride.

King Nut has cancelled its orders with PCA, effective immediately. Peanut Corporation of America has not yet issued a statement regarding these developments.


  1. is it the actual peanuts that are the problem---or are there other ingrediants w/in the pb that could be the culprit?

    Also--what other food products use thier peanuts---
    candy...cookies/mixes,'s overwhelming!

  2. It's too soon to say whether the contamination came in on the peanuts or some other way. I plan to discuss the possibilities in a future post.

    PCA is taking a "wait and see" approach. Their stated position is that the Salmonella was found in an opened jar taken from a nursing home kitchen, and might have been introduced into the peanut butter by a kitchen worker (i.e., cross contamination). They will only be convinced if Salmonella is found from a jar that is unopened, and/or from the production plant environment.

  3. King Nut has may problems but this peanut butter was not produced by them this peanut butter is also produced for the prison systems that is something that was never mentioned


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