Chattanooga Bakery, Inc., maker of MoonPie® and LookOut!™ branded snacks, has announced a voluntary, limited recall of its Peanut Butter Crunch products with “Best By” dates of 02/26/13, 03/25/13, and 04/29/13. No other Chattanooga Bakery / MoonPie / LookOut products are affected by this recall.
The voluntary recall taken in what the company calls, "an abundance of caution," was initiated immediately upon learning that their peanut butter supplier, Sunland, Inc., has recalled product produced from May 1st, 2012 – September 24th, 2012. Sunland has said that twenty‐nine people have reported Salmonella Bredeney PFGE matching illnesses in approximately 18 states. These illnesses were associated with Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter, which was produced by Sunland, Inc.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Chattanooga Bakery’s 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, the company says it is taking this precautionary step to protect 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.
For more specific information regarding the Sunland recall, please visit the manufacturer website.