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Peanut Butter Recall -- Updated 2/10/09 5pm

By Paige Brady, February 9, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady

******Updated 2/16/09******** Please refer to our latest blog post for updates on the PCA recall. ******* Updated 2/10/09 5pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters******* Updated 2/6/09 4pm CST ******* Products added to recall list: Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies Kariba Farms Thai Peanut NutCrusters Coating Mix KA-ME Green Tea Pumpkin Seed Snack Mix ******Updated 2/4/09 7pm CST****** Products added to recall list: ReNew Life Formulas Organic Fiber Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate Bulk: Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix Aunt Pattys Trail Mix Org Cascade Aunt Patty Trail Mix Mt Hood Lot number expansion for previously recalled items: Can Do Kid Chocolate Crunch Bars Can Do Kid Cookies & Cream Bars For our Canadian customers, please note that the CFIA is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and remove all affected products imported into Canada from the U.S. The CFIA is also working with Canadian manufacturers to recall foods containing affected U.S. peanuts. As more products are identified, the CFIA will continue to update its list of recalled products. The following foods, manufactured in Canada, are affected: see: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090203be.shtml The following foods, manufactured in the United States of America, are affected: see: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/20090203be.shtml For the complete list of recalled products, including those listed above; please visit our web site at http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2009/2009typhe.shtml *****Updated 2/3/09 5pm CST***** Items added to recall list: Earth Island Follow Your Heart Deli Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap Pure Butter Crickle, Peanut - Green Gift Box Expanded lots announced on previously recalled products: Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai ThinkThin Dark Chocolate ThinkThin Chocolate Mudslide *****Updated 2/3/09 9am CST***** Confirming that our Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Bakehouse Peanut Butter Cookies are not affected by the recall. Added to recall list: Chunks of Energy Mixed Berry Blast Chunks of Energy Cranberry Apricot, Organic ****Updated 2/2/09 6pm CST**** Added to recall list: Genisoy Organic Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Bars Glutino Organic Chocolate & Peanuts Bars Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Trail Mix Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Honey Almond Flax Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Peanut Peanut Butter Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Club Pack Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookies Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookie Club Pack Kashi™ TLC™ Happy Trail Mix Chewy Cookies Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Raisin Flax Chewy Cookies ***Updated 2/2/09 11am CST*** Added to recall list: Detour Bars, several varieties including Runner, Biker and Core Strength. No national distribution. ***Updated 1/31/09 6pm CST*** More products have been added to the recall list. See bottom of this post for the full list. Packaged items added to recall 1/31/09: Barron Specialty Foods’ Thai Curry with Peanuts Seasoning Mix Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Shrimp Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Tofu Gluten Free Café Asian Noodles Bear Naked Appalachian Trail Mix Bulk items added to recall 1/31/09: Milk Chocolate Peanuts Carob Peanuts Chocolate Bridge Mix 5-Grain Granola Yogurt Peanuts Please note: Many manufacturers receive their supply of ingredients from multiple vendors. Therefore, not all products listed below are recalled in total, but rather specific lot or batch numbers made on certain dates. Please link through to our Product Recalls page to get more specifics directly from each manufacturer. Also, the Clifbar, Luna & Mojo items and the Nature’s Path Optimum Energy Bars listed below have been expanded to include additional lot numbers. **Updated 1/30/09 5pm CST** Numerous packaged and bulk products added to recall list at bottom of post. *Updated 1/30/09 4pm CST* Our Private Label Products Not Sourced from PCA Whole Foods Market has determined through the vendors of our private label products that none of these items contain peanuts or peanut butter sourced from the recalled suppliers. You may continue to enjoy:

  • Whole Foods Market Gluten-Free Bakehouse Peanut Butter Cookies added 2/3/09
  • 365 Organic Peanut Butter Pretzels
  • Whole Ranch Thai Peanut Marinade
  • 365 Organic Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic No Salt Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Organic Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 365 Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Whole Paws Hip & Joint Formula Dog Biscuits
  • Whole Paws Healthy Coat Formula Dog Biscuits
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Mixed Sesame Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Granola Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Cranberry Delight Bar
  • 365 Organic Organic Honey Roasted Trail Mix Bar
  • 365 Peanuts Roasted & Salted
  • 365 Peanuts in Shell Salted Ballpark
  • 365 Peanuts in Shell Unsalted Ballpark
  • 365 Roasted & Salted Peanuts
  • 365 Peanuts Salted in Shell
  • 365 Peanuts Unsalted in Shell
  • 365 Peanuts Roasted & Salted
  • 365 Cranberry Trail Mix
  • Whole Kitchen Cashew Chicken
  • Whole Kitchen Pad Thai
  • Whole Catch Pad Thai: Shrimp
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 365 Organic Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Butter Pows
  • 365 Organic Organic Fruit, Chocolate & Nut Mix
  • 365 Organic Roasted Salted Redskin Peanuts
  • 365 Organic Roasted Unsalted Redskin Peanuts
  • 365 Organic Chocolate Banana & Nut Mix
  • 365 Organic Organic Peanut Sauce

Source ingredients for bulk, bakery and prepared foods items are being investigated. You are welcome to return any peanut-containing product to our stores for a full refund. We will provide updates on recalled items from other vendors as we learn of them. -- Original Post 1/29/09 The Peanut Butter Corporation of American (PCA) has now expanded their recall to include all styles of peanuts and peanut products processed in its Blakely, Georgia, facility since January 1, 2007. The recall now includes products that contain: * peanut granules * peanut meal * dry roasted peanuts * oil roasted peanuts * peanut butter * peanut paste This greatly expands the scope of this health issue and every manufacturer of peanut-containing foods, including us, will need to re-examine their products. On their website, the FDA continues to state "Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are not affected by the PCA recall." You are welcome to return any peanut-containing product to our stores for a full refund. We don't have many answers at this point but wanted to make our customers aware of the situation.  Please refer to the FDA's website for more specifics. Please note: While new research is being conducted, we will not be able to answer questions about specific peanut related products. We will provide updates to the situation as they become available. Additionally, our answers to previous comments on our former blog post about the recall are not necessarily accurate any longer given the new developments. As of Thursday, Jan. 29, the following products that we carry have been recalled: Recalled Packaged Products

  • Arico Peanut Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Cookie Bars added 1/30/09
  • Aurora Caribbean Crunch Grail mix
  • Barron Specialty Foods’ Thai Curry with Peanuts Seasoning Mix added 1/31/09
  • Bear Naked Appalachian Trail Mix added 1/31/09
  • Boston Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies added 2/6/09
  • Boston Cookies Peanut Fudge Brownies added 2/6/09
  • Can Do Kid Chocolate Crunch Bars
  • Can Do Kid Cookies & Cream Bars
  • Chunks of Energy Carob/Hawaiian Spirulina
  • Chunks of Energy High Country Gorp
  • Chunks of Energy Mixed Berry Blast added 2/3/09
  • Chunks of Energy Cranberry Apricot, Organic added 2/3/09
  • Clif 24-count Variety Pack
  • Clif Builder’s Peanut Butter bars
  • Clif Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch bars
  • Clif Crunchy Peanut Butter bars
  • Clif Kid ZBaR Peanut butter bars
  • Clif Kid ZBaR Variety Pack
  • Clif Mini’s Variety Pack
  • Clif Pecan Toffee Buzz bars
  • Cliff Builder’s 18-count Variety Pack
  • Detour Bars, several varieties including Runner, Biker and Core Strength added 2/2/09
  • Earth Island Follow Your Heart Deli Thai Peanut Tofu Wrap added 2/3/09
  • Erin Baker’s Home-style Granola – Peanut Butter flavor added 2/10/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Chicken Pad Thai added 1/31/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Shrimp added 1/31/09
  • Ethnic Gourmet Pad Thai with Tofu added 1/31/09
  • Gluten Free Café Asian Noodles added 1/31/09
  • Genisoy Organic Apple Cinnamon Soy Protein Bars added 2/2/09
  • Glutino Organic Chocolate & Peanuts Bars added 2/2/09
  • Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars
  • JamFrakas Peanut Butter BlissCrisp snack bars
  • KA-ME Green Tea Pumpkin Seed Snack Mix added 2/6/09
  • Kariba Farms Thai Peanut NutCrusters Coating Mix added 2/6/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Trail Mix added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Honey Almond Flax added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Peanut Peanut Butter added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Chewy Granola Bars Club Pack added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chewy Cookie Club Pack added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Happy Trail Mix Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • Kashi™ TLC™ Oatmeal Raisin Flax Chewy Cookies added 2/2/09
  • LÄRABAR Peanut Butter Cookie
  • Luna Mini’s Variety Pack
  • Luna Nutz Over Chocolate bars
  • Luna Peanut Butter Cookie bars
  • Marin Carob Energee Nuggets
  • MOJO Dipped Chocolate Peanut bars
  • MOJO Dipped Fruit & Nut bars
  • MOJO Dipped Peanut Butter & Jelly bars
  • MOJO Honey Roasted Peanut bars
  • MOJO Mixed Nuts bars
  • MOJO Mountain Mix bars
  • MOJO Peanut Butter Pretzel bars
  • Nature’s Path Optimum Energy Bars Peanut Butter flavor bars
  • Pure Butter Crickle, Peanut - Green Gift Box added 2/3/09
  • ReNew Life Formulas Organic Fiber Bar Peanut Butter Chocolate added 2/4/09
  • Simbree® Oat Almond Pistash added 1/30/09
  • Simbree® Almond Pistachio Energy Bites added 1/30/09
  • Simbree® Oat Bites with Peanuts, Almonds and Pistachios added 1/30/09
  • SunRidge Chocolate Energy Bar (BULK)
  • SunRidge Energy Nuggets
  • SunSpire Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters added 2/10/09
  • ThinkThin Chocolate Mudslide
  • ThinkThin Dark Chocolate
  • Tofu Energee Nuggets
  • Uncle Eddies Individual Organic Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Uncle Eddies Individual Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Uncle Eddies Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate-Chip Cookies
  • Whole Foods Carob Energee Nuggets
  • ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars
  • ZonePerfect Peanut Toffee bars

Recalled Bulk Products added 1/30/09

  • 5-Grain Granola added 1/31/09
  • Aunt Pattys Trail Mix Org Cascade added 2/4/09
  • Aunt Patty Trail Mix Mt Hood added 2/4/09
  • Athlete's Mix
  • Baja Fiesta Mix
  • Cajun Hots
  • California Supreme Mix
  • Carob Peanuts added 1/31/09
  • Caribbean Crunch Grail Mix added 2/4/09
  • Cascade Trail Mix
  • Chocolate Bridge Mix added 1/31/09
  • Choco Cranberry Crunch Mix
  • Chocolate Cherry Munch Mix
  • Chocolate Peanuts added 1/31/09
  • Goji Berry Bliss Mix
  • Gourmet Trail Mix
  • Master Zen Party Mix
  • Mixed Nuts, Extra Fancy, Jr Mam, Halves, Raw  from assorted vendors
  • Mocha Madness Mix
  • Natural Gourmet Trail Mix
  • Nuts Over Peanut
  • On The Trail Mix
  • Paradise Mix
  • Peanut Butterstock
  • Peanuts Blanched OR/NS  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts Blanched OR/S  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts Raw Blanched  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Blanched Virginia  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Honey Roasted  from assorted vendors
  • Peanuts, Spanish OR/S
  • Pocket of Chocolate Mix
  • Rainbow's End
  • Shelled Peanuts  from assorted vendors
  • Sunglow Snack Mix
  • Sweet Ragin Fire Mix
  • Wasabi Party Mix
  • Wasabi Peanuts
  • Yogurt Passion Mix
  • Yogurt Peanuts added 1/31/09

We will update this as more information becomes available. Remember that this list includes only products that we sell in our stores. We will not list information on products that we do not sell. That information is available on the FDA searchable database and we encourage you to go to their site.

Category: Food Safety

 

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Candace Nigh says ...
I have a jar of Whole Foods 365 organic peanut butter. I've had it for quite a while and have eaten 3/4 of the jar with no illness. Just wanted to confirm that this brand is not on the recall list.
01/29/2009 9:19:28 PM CST
Dee says ...
Thank you. So many people have Missed the Fact that the recall Involves food made with peanuts Processed at Blakely, Georgia, facility. Knowing the Paste or granules could be shipped else where and added to other Foods is a small fact most people would not be aware of.
01/29/2009 11:19:38 PM CST
Chryl Smith says ...
is Skippy Peanut Butter okay?
01/30/2009 11:35:18 AM CST
paig292 says ...
@Candace Nigh: We have been in contact with our vendor and received assurance that our 365 PL peanut butter, smooth and crunchy, is not sourced from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). @Chryl Smith: The FDA says "Major national brands of jarred peanut butter found in grocery stores are not affected by the PCA recall."
01/30/2009 3:30:58 PM CST
Bob Fryer says ...
I purchased a container of the freshly ground peanuts approximately 2 weeks ago and, coincidentally(?), had stomach pains for several days. Any word on the raw peanuts being included?
01/30/2009 6:51:48 PM CST
Phillip says ...
I am glad to hear of so many products of yours not being affected. I often times get grief from people about shopping at WholeFoods, but this is one of those times when I am glad I do. I hope that you all continue to work to ensure the suppliers are adhering to better than normal standards. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
01/30/2009 8:02:58 PM CST
Nicole says ...
Is the Rosie's Frozen Peanutbutter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough that you sell ok? I bought some on 1/23 at the store in Waban. Thanks.
01/30/2009 9:21:22 PM CST
paig292 says ...
@Bob: The PCA recall has been expanded to include whole peanuts. The FDA advises: "People who think they may have become ill from eating peanut products are advised to consult their health care providers." @Nicole: Vendors are currently assessing their ingredient sourcing and unless they notify us of a recall, we do not have the information about their products. The FDA advises: <blockquote>* Consumers are advised not to eat products that have been recalled and to throw them away in a manner that prevents others from eating them. * FDA urges consumers first to visit FDA's Web site to determine if commercially prepared or manufactured products containing peanut products from Peanut Corporation of America (such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy, ice cream, pet food or treats) are subject to recall. Identification of products subject to recall is continuing, and FDA will update its list of recalled products and advice based on new information. Consumers who do not have access to the Internet may obtain this information by calling FDA's information line at 1-888-SAFEFOOD or CDC's consumer information hotline that is staffed 24/7 at 1-800-CDC-INFO. * For information on products containing peanuts or peanut products as ingredients from companies not reporting recalls to date, consumers may wish to consult the company's Web site or call the toll-free number listed on most packaging. Information consumers may receive from the companies in this manner has not been verified by FDA. * If consumers cannot determine if their peanut products may contain peanut ingredients from PCA, FDA recommends they do not consume those products. Efforts to specifically identify products subject to the PCA recall and to continuously update consumers are ongoing. * People who think they may have become ill from eating peanut products are advised to consult their health care providers.</blockquote>
01/31/2009 8:56:30 AM CST
Alejandra says ...
Thanks for this post. It's great to know that so many 365 products weren't affected!
01/31/2009 7:31:34 PM CST
Leah Klein says ...
Skippy peanut butter seems to be okay according to the Peanut Council. I have a list of all the companies (including Whole Foods list) that have "safe" peanut products. http://www.examiner.com/x-1240-Boston-Family-Foodie-Examiner~y2009m1d31-Peanut-butter-recall--The-peanut-addicts-guide-to-what-is-still-safe
01/31/2009 9:06:20 PM CST
Mitzi Pilcher says ...
I have purchased several bags of the Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels. Are these safe?
01/31/2009 9:29:39 PM CST
paig292 says ...
@Leah Klein: Thanks for sharing the information from the Peanut Butter Council. @Mitzi: We are only posting about products that we carry in our stores. You'll have to check with them.
02/01/2009 8:48:35 AM CST
Wake says ...
I don't see the Whole Foods organic grind-your-own peanut butter on the list - what about it?
02/01/2009 1:37:39 PM CST
Joobi says ...
From what sources does WF's 365 peanut butter (regular, not organic) come from? And what about the organic? I seem to recall that many products, organic or not, come out of the same factories as chain store brands, etc. If you respond, please answer the questions and not some tangential issue, thanks.
02/01/2009 9:41:37 PM CST
Ann says ...
I recently purchased a box of Matt's Fresh baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies from Whole Foods in South Loop, Chicago. Are these safe to eat? They have been sitting on my counter, I so want to eat them...
02/01/2009 9:44:21 PM CST
peter beckman says ...
I read all of your listings but am still not sure whether your machine ground bulk fresh organic peanut butter is part of the recall. Thank you.
02/02/2009 2:15:43 AM CST
paig292 says ...
@Wake and @peter beckman: You don't see grind-your-own peanut butter on the list because the peanuts come from various sources. Some of our whole peanut suppliers were affected by the PCA recall. You will need to check with your store specifically. @Ann: We have listed recall information that we are aware of. Additional recalls are announced daily, so you may want to check with the manufacturer directly. You are more than welcome to return the product for a full refund. @Joobi: When we contract with a manufacturer to produce a private label product, they request that we sign a confidentiality clause. So, we are not at liberty to answer your question. We can assure you that we have received confirmation that they do not source their ingredients from PCA.
02/02/2009 10:36:43 AM CST
Jerome Liebling says ...
I noticed a post about fresh ground peanuts. Since I have been a long time devote of Whole Foods grind it yourself peanuts (including some I ground two weeks ago), I am concerned. However, the WF response was not clear. Is Whole Foods telling us not to eat ground peanuts from your store (in Las Vegas)? Jerome
02/02/2009 3:34:22 PM CST
paig292 says ...
@Jerome Liebling: Since our peanuts come from different manufacturers, each store will know about the peanut supply for their own grinders. It is best to contact your store directly http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/index.php to ensure an informed response. Also, all of our stores have been provided detailed cleaning instructions for the bulk bins and grinders so that they may be refilled with peanuts and related products that are not affected by the PCA recall.
02/02/2009 4:56:10 PM CST
alina asla says ...
I have a jar of 365 organic peanut butter bought last month and have eaten most of it and its ok.
02/02/2009 7:45:52 PM CST
Chris says ...
so, I don't see whole foods 365 everyday value, all natural creamy peanut butter on your list, is this ok also?
02/03/2009 12:35:03 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Chris Our 365 Everyday Value All Natural Creamy PB is *not* part of the recall.
02/03/2009 12:36:39 PM CST
Hillary says ...
This is very scary. I eat granola bars every morning, they have yet to be recalled as far as I know but I would like confirmation on this: Cascadian Farms: Harvest Berry Granola Bars Are they safe to eat? I was shocked to see the Kashi TLC granola bars on there... Last week I finished off a box of the almond ones. Luckily I didnt get sick.
02/03/2009 4:37:29 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Hilary So far, we have no info about that specific product being included in the recalls. If you are concerned, I'd advise contacting Cascadian Farms directly before consuming the bars. (From their website) If you have comments, questions, or concerns about a specific product, please e-mail or call Cascadian Farm and General Mills Consumer Services Department at 1-800-624-4123 (M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., CST).
02/03/2009 4:48:29 PM CST
Diann says ...
I can see this recall with most large supermarket brands but to see companies such as KASHI using the same lousy processing plants is very disappointing. I always thought the Whole Foods distrubuted better quality items. I guess I will stop shopping in these pricey stores and gamble at the local supermarket, what is the difference if they are all using the same processing plants.
02/04/2009 9:31:07 AM CST

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