Kellogg's Puts Hold on Peanut Butter Crackers

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BATTLE CREEK - Kellogg Company announced today it's putting a hold on Austin and Keebler brand Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers because of the recent Salmonella outbreak.

The Battle Creek based company says it's a pre-active measure, and no consumer illness complaints have been reported.

The company is encouraging anyone that has the products at home not to eat them until regulatory officials complete their investigation into source of the problem.

The Food and Drug Administration is focusing on peanut butter as the source of the recent Salmonella outbreak that's sickened more than 430 people in 43 states, including Michigan. Health officials in Minnesota and Idaho reported one death in each state linked to the outbreak today. Another death in Minnesota and 2 in Virginia were confirmed Tuesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the salmonella outbreak may have contributed.

The Peanut Corportation of America issued a recall late last night for 21 lots of peanut butter made since July 1st at it's plant in Blakely, Georgia because of a possible contamination.

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