Update: Several other brands that purchased peanut butter ingredients from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) have issued similar recalls. More about the peanut butter recall here.
The cause of a recent nation-wide salmonella outbreak may have been solved after King Nut, an Ohio-based peanut butter distributor, found salmonella bacteria in an open five-pound tub of peanut butter.
No other King Nut products have been included in this recall, although King Nut does sell other peanut-butter products, such as Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels. The peanut butter distributed by King Nut Companies was manufactured for them by Peanut Corporation of America. This manufacturer also makes peanut butter under the Pannel’s Pride brand, and King Nut is not the only distributor of their products.
The CDC said on Friday that 399 salmonella cases had been confirmed nationally, with about one in five of the victims hospitalized. California has reported the most cases, with 55, followed by Ohio with 53 salmonella cases reported in this recent outbreak.