***FILE***This Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, shows the Peanut Corp. of America plant in Blakely, Ga. Peanut Corp. of America president Stewart Parnell said through an external public relations firm that a majority of the plant's employees had been let go for the time being since production has been shut down. (AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
The Kroger Co. is the latest to pull products associated with the peanut butter salmonella scare.
Kroger said Monday it is recalling peanut butter store-baked and store-packaged cookies and select cakes. The items were sold in 31 states where Kroger operates. The stores involved include: Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillons, QFC, City Market, Foods Co., Jay C, Scott’s, Owen’s, Baker's, Gerbes, Hilander and Pay Less.
Kroger says no illnesses are reported in connection with the cookies and cakes.
The recall includes the following items:
*Store-Brand and Private Selection store-baked and store-packaged cookies:
Peanut Butter Cookies – Regular, Jumbo, Decorated, Iced, Gourmet, Mini and Sandwich cookies
Assorted and Variety Bakery Cookies – Regular and Jumbo
Private Selection Peanut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Private Selection Gourmet Variety Cookie Trays
*Private Selection Cakes, including whole, half and packaged slices:
Private Selection Chocolate Trio Single-Layer and Double-Layer Iced Cakes
Customers who have purchased any of the recalled items should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
So far, jars of peanute butter are not involved in the recall.