The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of its nationwide investigation into salmonella-related illnesses that may be linked to contaminated peanut butter.
Kroger said it is recalling the "Light" version of its Private Selection Light Peanut Butter Passion Ice Cream sold in select stores because the product was associated with peanut butter supplied by Peanut Corporation of America and may be contaminated. Stores under these names are included in this recall: City Market, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, and Smith’s. This is an expansion of a recall Kroger initiated January 19.
Stores the company operates under the following names did not receive any of the ice cream being recalled: Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker’s, Gerbes, Hilander, and Pay Less.
Meijer has initiated a voluntary recall of two types of its Meijer Brand ice cream sold in all of its stores and gas stations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. The recall is for Meijer Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream and Meijer Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream.
While none of the Meijer brand products has been identified as contaminated or linked to any illness, the firm has removed these products while the FDA continues its investigation to verify the source of the outbreak.
For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov.