FDA Announces More Peanut-Related Recalls

The FDA has announced another recall due to possible salmonella contamination.

The threat of salmonella contamination has led Newman's Own Organics to recall one of its peanut-based products, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The company announced Tuesday a recall of Peanut Butter Newman-O's Sandwich Creme Cookies, with the expiration date "27MAY13" and "3MAY13." 

Expiration dates are written on the side panels of the packages.

The cookies are in stores nationwide, according to a statement released by the FDA. 

Anyone who bought the cookies can return them to the store they were purchased from for a full refund, according to the statement. Customers with questions can call the company at 1-800-865-2866.

Last week, Maryland health officials confirmed one person had become sick with salmonella after eating peanut butter from Trader Joe's.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in a press release warned residents not to eat Trader Joe’s brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt. The department warned that other peanut butter products could also be contaminated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people infected with the bacteria can experience diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after becoming infected.

Most people can recover in four to seven days without treatment, but salmonella can be deadly for some populations, including the elderly, the very young and the immunocompromised. 

Related articles:

- Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

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This article has been edited to correct the use by date to 3MAY13


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