With the exception of jarred peanut butter, which has been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, Wal-Mart has removed hundreds of peanut-based products from its shelves.
“We have removed everything in accordance with the national recall,” said Chuck Stotts, Miami’s Wal-Mart store manager.
The FDA confirmed that the sources of the outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium are peanut butter and peanut paste produced by Peanut Corporation of America.
Peanut butter is sold by PCA in bulk containers exceeding five pounds.
The paste is sold in sizes ranging from 35-pound containers to product sold by the tanker container. Neither of the products is sold directly to consumers.
However FDA has determined that PCA distributed potentially contaminated product to more than 100 consignee firms, for use as an ingredient in hundreds of different products, such as cookies, crackers, cereal, candy and ice cream.
Dillons and Best Choice are among the brands removed from Wal-Mart shelves.
Some Wal-Mart bakery items containing peanut butter have also been removed.
Schwan’s carmel peanut chocolate bar has also been recalled.
FDA has been working with the company and purchasers of PCA's peanut butter and peanut paste to identify affected products and facilitate their removal from the market. FDA and state officials have visited in excess of 1,000 firms who purchased PCA products. Now, the same type of work is continuing and includes the additional products in the expanded recall.
As FDA gathers additional information about these products, the list of recalled products is expected to expand. FDA has created a searchable database for these products, which can be found at The list is updated frequently.
To obtain a complete list of products listed in the recall, visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov.