The massive Food and Drug Administration recall of possibly tainted consumer products containing peanut butter is being widely reported, but not always with sufficient information to direct consumers to those locations which can tell them exactly which products from what companies are in question.
If you’re unaware of the situation, the FDA describes it in a nutshell:
“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state partners have traced sources of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), which manufactures peanut butter and peanut paste—a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts—that are both distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream. In addition, PCA peanut butter is distributed to and institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias.”
The FDA has a convenient and frequently updated page which allows you to Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls by brand name, by UPC code, or by product type, or any combination of the three.
At the end of this listing, you will find an option that allows you to see all recalled products in Excel spreadsheet form or as an 8-page PDF.
For information on salmonella, see the Centers for Disease Control salmonella page.