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2 peanut butter brands recalled

January 12, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two brands of peanut butter have been recalled after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria.

King Nut Cos., based in Solon, said in a statement that it had asked customers to stop distributing all peanut butter under its King Nut and Parnell's Pride brands with a lot code that begins with the numeral 8.

The peanut butter was not sold directly to consumers. It was distributed through food service providers in Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota, Minnesota, Arizona, Idaho, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida.

Federal health officials said the company's peanut butter had not been conclusively linked to a national salmonella outbreak, which has sickened almost 400 people in 42 states.

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