It’s a rare day when we here at Dine 909 become potential lifesavers, but the nationwide peanut butter Salmonella outbreak has touched down here in the Inland Empire.
The state Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to handle or consume frozen Peanut Butter
Cookie Dough distributed by Sweet Success Fundraising Inc, of Ontario, because of potential contamination with Salmonella.
Department also recommends that any dough that has been thawed or baked
should also be discarded.
The potentially-contaminated dough was distributed to several Southern California schools between December 8, 2008 to January
8, 2009 as part of school fundraising activity, including Barstow Intermediate School in Barstow.
The dough was packaged in a
white plastic 3-pound tub labeled “Sweet Success Peanut Butter Cookie
Dough.” The tubs contain no lot codes or use by dates. The dough was not part of the school meal
Behind the recall: Peanut Corporation of America voluntarily recalled certain
lots of peanut butter produced in its Blakely, Georgia processing facility
because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled peanut butter may have been used as an ingredient in
the frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough distributed by Sweet Success. The
recalled frozen peanut butter cookie dough was sold to Sweet Success after
December 8, 2008.
No illnesses associated with Sweet Success Frozen Peanut
Butter Cookie Dough have been reported to date.
About Salmonella: Salmonella bacteria 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 cramps. Consumers with the above
symptoms should consult their physician.
If you have recently purchased Sweet Success Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, you are asked to dispose of it. If you have further questions, please contact Sweet Success at (909) 947-5800.
Other schools which sold the dough:
- Fremont Elementary, Alhambra
- DeAnza Elementary, Baldwin Park
- Edgewood Academy, La Puente
Robles Academy, Hacienda Heights
Street Elementary, Los Angeles
Elementary, South Gate
- Melvin Avenue Elementary, Reseda
West Elementary, Oxnard
Lindo Elementary, Oxnard
Norte Elementary, Oxnard
- Scott Child Development Center, Pasadena
Park Elementary, Huntington Beach
To read the press release, click here.