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CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH WARNS CONSUMERS NOT TO CONSUME SWEET SUCCESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DOUGH 

Date: 1/18/2009 

Number: 09-02 

Contact: Janet Huston or Ken August - (916) 440-7259 

SACRAMENTO 

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.

 
 
Last modified on: 6/1/2009 6:23 PM