By Jackie Burrell
Friday, January 23rd, 2009 at 2:40 pm in Health & Safety.
OK, here’s the good news… the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are safe. And so are the Girl Scout Cookies and Nutter Butters. The bad news? The FDA’s list of recalled products containing suspect peanut butter is growing by the hour. As you may recall, King Nut peanut butter and peanut paste have been implicated in the latest salmonella scare – not the peanut butter you have at home, the big vats that get sold to cafeterias and large scale vendors. Only problem is, those peanut products pop up later, mixed into frozen cookie dough, snack bars and even pet food. A quick glance at the recall list includes Famous Amos peanut butter cookies, Healthy Valley Organic Peanut Crunch Chewy Granola Bars (dang it, I love those), and some Clif Bars, including the Kids Organic ZBar peanut butter flavor. (Fortunately, my family’s other favorite ZBars – the graham cracker one and brownie flavor, and all those yummy fruit twists, especially Strawberry – are OK). But there are 13 lines of granola bars on the recall list, including Luna, NutriSystem and Mojo.