Chattanooga Bakery Inc. Tuesday recalled its MoonPie Peanut Butter Crunch products with “Best By” dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13, and 04/29/13 because its peanut butter supply might be contaminated with a rare strain of Salmonella.
The Peanut Butter Crunch products are made with peanut butter from New Mexico-based Sunland Inc., which is involved in a recall of its own brands of peanut and almond butter and Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which was produced by Sunland, Inc.
Those products have been associated with an multistate outbreak of the rarely seen Salmonella Bredeney now involving 30 confirmed cases in 19 states.
Chattanooga Bakery’s recalled Peanut Butter Crunch products (9.6 ounce multipack and 2.4 ounce twin pack) have not been associated with any of the reported illnesses.
“Regardless, we are taking this precautionary step to protect our customers and their families from any possible risk. Customers who have purchased this item are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to the retailer for a full refund,” the company recall announcement said.
The 110-year old Chattanooga Bakery is know for its Lookout ™ and MoonPie™ products, which are not involved in the recall. The family-owned Tennessee company distributes its products nationwide.© Food Safety News