Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), today warned consumers not to handle or consume frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough distributed by Sweet Success Fundraising Inc, of Ontario, California because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The Department further recommends that any dough that has been thawed or baked should also be discarded.
The frozen Peanut Butter Cookie Dough was distributed to the following schools in southern California from December 8, 2008 to January 8, 2009 as part of school fund raising activity:
District Address School
Alhambra Unified School District Fremont
2001 Elm St., Alhambra, CA 91803
Baldwin Park Unified School District DeAnza
12820 Bess Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Barstow Unified School District Barstow
500 S. Avenue G, Barstow, CA 92311
Bassett Unified School District Edgewood Academy
14135 E Fairgrove Ave., La Puente, CA 91746
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Los Robles
1530 S Ridley Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Los Angeles Unified School District 93rd Street
330 E 93rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003
Los Angeles Unified School District Independence Elem.
8435 Victoria Ave., South Gate, CA 90280
Los Angeles Unified School District Melvin
770 Melvin Ave., Reseda, CA 91335
Oxnard Elementary Unified School District Marina West
2501 Carob St., Oxnard, CA 93035
Rio Elementary Unified School District Rio Lindo
2131 Snow Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036
Rio Elementary Unified School District Rio Del Norte
2500 Lobelia, Oxnard, Ca 93030
N/A Scott Child Dev.
2034 N Fairbanks Blvd., Pasadena, CA
N/A Walnut Park
2642 Olive Street, Huntington Beach, CA 90255
The frozen peanut butter cookie dough was packaged in a white plastic 3 lb. tub labeled “Sweet Success Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.” The tubs contain no lot codes or use by dates. The Sweet Success Peanut Butter Cookie Dough was not part of the school meal programs.
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.
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.
Consumers with this product are advised to dispose of it. Consumers with questions may contact Sweet Success at (909) 947-5800.