WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the food industry continue to investigate products affected by last week's Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) recall it is important for the media and consumers to know that national brands of jarred peanut butter are not affected by the PCA recall, as those companies do not purchase ingredients from PCA.
In addition, although some food manufacturers may use PCA peanut butter in baked or processed foods, such as crackers, cookies, cakes or ice cream, many processed foods containing peanut butter or peanut-butter related ingredients are also not affected by the PCA recall because those companies do not purchase ingredients from PCA, according to company announcements.
Consumers who are concerned about specific products should contact the manufacturer via the toll free phone number on the package or by visiting the manufacturer Web site.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) represents the world's leading food, beverage and consumer products companies. The Association promotes sound public policy, champions initiatives that increase productivity and growth and helps to protect the safety and security of the food supply through scientific excellence. The GMA board of directors is comprised of chief executive officers from the Association's member companies. The $2.1 trillion food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry employs 14 million workers, and contributes over $1 trillion in added value to the nation's economy. For more information, visit the GMA Web site at www.gmaonline.org.
|SOURCE Grocery Manufacturers Association|
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