The Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Monday that salmonella has been detected in a package of peanut butter sandwich crackers manufactured by Kellogg's. It was discovered in Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter, which was one of the products the company had voluntarily recalled.
The source of the salmonella outbreak has been traced to Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). The company supplies products containing peanut butter to manufacturers and nursing homes. Some samples produced in a company plant located in Blakely, Georgia tested positive for salmonella.
General Mills has also voluntarily recalled some of its products as a precaution, since two of its peanut butter snack bars contain product supplied by PCA. Wal-Mart Bakery brands of peanut butter cookies have also been recalled. McKee Foods is also voluntarily recalling two types of "Little Debbie" peanut butter sandwich crackers, citing fears that the product may be contaminated.