In a stunning and far-reaching announcement today regarding the ongoing investigation into a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, the FDA urged the public to avoid eating ANY products containing peanut butter. In its own words, "because identification of products subject to recall is continuing, the FDA urges consumers to postpone eating peanut butter-containing products until further information becomes available about which products may be affected. Efforts to specifically identify those products are ongoing."
Expect more specific information in the coming days as this investigation continues. As of the latest information, more than 470 people in 43 states have been culture-confirmed with genetically indistinguishable strains of Salmonella Typhimurium, and 90 have been confirmed hospitalized. More tragically, at least six deaths are being attributed to this outbreak.