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Peanut Butter Contamination Linked To Other Related Candies, Deserts, And Ice Cream

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Do you eat desert, candy, and/or ice cream? If so, you might want to check out the latest warning issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration because inspectors now believe the peanut butter contamination might have already spread to many other tasty treats. According to the warning, the recall may now need to be extended to peanut butter desert toppings and various ice cream manufacturers.

According to consumeraffairs.com;

The following products were used by the affected businesses until Feb. 16, 2007 when the products were recalled:

• Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans.
• Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans.
The following Carvel products, purchased before Feb. 16, 2007 can be returned to a Carvel outlet for a refund:
• Chocolate Peanut Butter
• Peanut Butter Treasure
• Peanut Butter & Jelly
• Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher
• Any other customized products containing the Peanut Butter Topping, including peanut butter flavored ice cream in ice cream cakes
• J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans. The topping is used by retail outlets and restaurants nationwide but is not available for direct purchase by the public, the FDA said.
Carvel’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher is not being recalled because of the peanut butter found in the Reese’s Cups, but rather, because of the peanut butter topping applied to the sundae, Carvel spokeswoman Karen Gailey said.

Although no injuries have been reported at this point, the FDA is now taking the better safe than sorry approach. Given the serious and often deadly effects salmonella can have on an adult, much less a child, it is unquestionably the right thing to do until a more comprehensive investigation can be conducted.