Video: Peanut product recall getting sticky

updated 2/6/2009 9:32:12 AM ET 2009-02-06T14:32:12

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday its Kmart stores were voluntarily recalling some Super Kmart bakery goods due to the risk of salmonella.

Sears said it learned some granulated peanut products supplied by Hickory Harvey Foods to Super Kmarts may have been made at a plant possibly contaminated by salmonella.

Kmart is not aware of any reports of illness linked to these products. The baked goods should not be eaten and can be returned for a full refund.

They include a single layer peanut butter cake, a single layer caramel apple cake, individual filled and variety doughnuts, individual regular doughnuts and "Mix or Match" 12-count doughnuts.

A salmonella outbreak blamed on the Peanut Corp. of America has sickened at least 575 people in 43 states. At least eight have died. More than 1,300 foods that used ingredients from the company's processing plant in Blakely, Georgia, have been recalled. While the outbreak appears to be slowing down, new illnesses are still being reported.

Salmonella is the nation's leading cause of food poisoning; common symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments