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Latest food safety and preservation information from Cook County Extension

Companies Ordering Peanut/Peanut Butter Recalls

Posted by Ron Wolford -

January 31, 2009

Illinois Department of Public Health/Division of Food Drugs and Dairies


This is the most recent information regarding products/companies issuing recalls as part of an ongoing investigation related to Peanut Corporation of America that may impact Illinois. We expect this list to expand even further. For a list of all recalls regarding the investigation into the Salmonella typhimurium outbreak visit the FDA website at:


Meijer Announces Voluntary Recall for Some Meijer Brand Peanuts and Ice Cream Novelties Citing Possible Health Risk (January 30)
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:27:00 -0600

Meijer initiated a voluntary recall of two types of its Meijer Brand dry-roasted peanuts and four types of Meijer Brand ice cream novelties sold in all of its stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Meijer removed all identified products from its stores and gas stations. All sell-by dates are impacted by this recall.

Hy-Vee Inc. recalls two bakery products with peanuts distributed in seven states due to possible health risk (January 29)
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:41:00 -0600

Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling its freshly made party mix and peanut brittle because the products contain whole peanuts that have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. All sell-by dates are included in this recall. The products are sold in various types of packaging and have a Hy-Vee price label attached. The items should be destroyed or returned to Hy-Vee for a full refund.

Country Maid Expands Upon Previous Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Classic Breaks Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Due to Possible Health Risk (January 29)
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:17:00 -0600

Due to the second expanded recall from the Peanut Corporation of America, additional lot numbers of peanut butter are now included that were used to manufacture the peanut butter cookie dough. The peanut butter used to make the cookie dough was supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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