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Alert: The Peanut Recall Hits
the Fundraising Industry

by Deane Brengle


Last updated: March 18, 2009, 8:50 a.m. EST


The peanut butter and peanut paste recall by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) has expanded to include food products sold by and through the fundraising industry (January 20, 2009).

The Food and Drug Administration has since expanded its recall (January 28, 2009) of products in what could grow to be the biggest food recall in U.S. history. PCA is now recalling all of its products manufactured at its Blakely, Ga. plant since January 1, 2007. The expanded recall includes all peanuts (dry and oil roasted), granulated peanuts, peanut meal, peanut butter and peanut paste.

This is critically important because the FDA has confirmed an outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella is connected to a variety of products manufactured by private label food companies that included peanut butter and peanut paste from PCA. At least 502 people in more than 43 states and Canada have gotten sick since the outbreak began in the fall. Eight have died.

This web page serves as a central reference point for information about recalled fundraising products that are affected. Information is listed by manufacturer, supplier/distributor, and fundraising group (school, etc.).

This web page also lists manufacturers, suppliers/distributors, and fundraising groups that ARE NOT involved in the recall.

As always, the definitive information for this recall can be found on the U.S. FDA website: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/peanutbutterrecall/index.cfm

Please bookmark this webpage and check back often, as updates are added daily.

Please note: If you are a fundraising group and have a question about a fundraising product you have sold and if it is involved in the recall - don't call me. Please call your fundraising supplier, distributor, or the fundraising representative that sold you the product.

To add (or modify) your information here please contact Deane Brengle at brengled@fundsraiser.com. All listing are in alphabetical order.

Manufacturers

  1. Annapolis Chocolate Co Candy

    4-H Fundraising brand, Mr. Chocolate brand, Old Fashion Candy Company brand, The Kidz Kompany brand, Wilson Candies brand, Penhurst Candy Co. brand, Taufelen Candy Co. brand, Fortune Fundraising brand, Heart and Soul Candies brand, S & S Candies brand, The Candy Lady brand, The Foreign Candy Co. brand, Dazzling Delicacies brand
    410-691-9911

    The recalled candy was sold through fundraising groups.

  2. Ashdon Farms Candy

    (Girl Scout brand, Ashdon Farms brand)
    262-832-8201

    The candy was distributed nationwide through direct sales by Girl Scouts, schools and similar fundraising activities.

  3. Aspen Hills, Inc. Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Baker Jo's brand, Ovens by Ashley brand, Gourmet Cookie Dough brand, Gigi's brand, Arizona Gold brand, ABC Dough brand)
    888-2730302

    Expanded 2-18-09 to include Apple Mountain brand and more dates/codes of previous brands.

  4. Blue Ribbon Products Inc. Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Blue Ribbon Products Ultimate Gourmet brand, Little Lambs Gourmet Cookie Dough brand)
    866-386-3724

    The recalled peanut butter cookie dough was sold exclusively to distributors within the fundraising industry in the following states (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Texas).

  5. Cherrydale Manufacturing LLC Candy & Trial Mix

    (Cherrydale brand, Cherrydale Farms brand, Bartons brand, Haddington Farms brand)
    800-289-4525

    The candy was distributed through school fundraisers, internet and catalog sales.

  6. Cookie Machine Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Cookie Machine brand)
    817-795-3905

    The dough was distributed through fundraising groups in the following states: Texas

  7. Cougar Mountain Baking Co Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Cougar Mountain brand)
    877-328-2622 ext. 201

    Frozen cookie dough products were distributed to fundraising organizations in Washington state.

  8. Country Home Bakers Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Annabella brand, ZAP brand, Lisa's Favorites brand, Red Apple brand, QSP brand, Innisbrook brand)
    856-532-6782

    The frozen peanut butter cookie dough distributed to fundraising groups.

  9. Country Maid, Inc. Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Classic Breaks brand)
    888-460-6904

    Country Maid Inc. is expanding its previous recall of 2-pound packages of Classic Breaks peanut butter cookie dough to include more lot numbers, because of the expanded recall by PCA.

    The dough was distributed through fundraising groups in the following states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. It was available between Aug. 20, 2007 and Jan. 9, 2009.

  10. Dough-to-Go, Inc. Frozen Cookie Dough & Baked Cookie Products

    (Jane Dough's brand, Dough-To-Go brand, Auntie Ono brand)
    408-727-4094

    The dough was distributed through fundraising groups in the following states: California, Arizona, Washington, and Hawaii.

  11. Giambri's Quality Sweets Candy

    (Giambriís Quality Sweets brand)
    866-238-0169

    The candy was sold via their fundraising department.

  12. J&J Snack Foods Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Annabella brand, ZAP brand, Lisa's Favorites brand, Red Apple brand, QSP brand, Innisbrook brand)
    856-532-6782

    The frozen peanut butter cookie dough distributed to fundraising groups.

  13. Red Wheel Fundraising Frozen Cookie Dough

    Red Wheel Fundraising brand
    800-235-7593

    The frozen cookie dough was distributed through fundraising groups in South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Florida and Oklahoma.

  14. Weaver Popcorn Company Caramel Corn & expanded 3/18/09 to include Candy

    (Trails End brand)
    800-782-4255

    The caramel corn & candy was distributed through Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs as a fundraiser.

  15. Wisconsin Cheesecake Co Cheese Cake

    (Wisconsin Cheesecake Co brand, American Fund Raising brand, or Stevco Fund Raising brand)
    877-357-3900

    The cheese cakes were distributed thorough Fund Raising companies throughout the United States and have reached consumers through school fund-raising projects, and Wisconsin Cheesecake Co's internet sales.

Suppliers/Distributors

  1. Classic Breaks Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Classic Breaks brand)
    888-460-6904
    See Country Maid Inc. above

  2. Cookie Machine Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Cookie Machine brand)
    817-795-3905

    The dough was distributed through fundraising groups in the following states: Texas

  3. Geckler Companies Frozen cookie dough

    Gigiís Cookie Dough brand
    800-788-7471

    The recalled frozen cookie dough was sold through fundraising groups.

  4. Ramsey Popcorn Co Candy

    (Camp Masters brand)
    800-624-2060

    The candy was included as one of the five different products sold in a Camp Masters Gourmet Popcorn Tin sold through fundraising groups in Maryland, Mississippi and Texas.

  5. Sweet Success Fundraising, Inc. Frozen Cookie Dough

    (Sweet Success brand)
    909-947-5800

Fundraising Groups (not alphabetical)

  1. Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts Nationwide

  2. California:

    The number of California schools has now become too large to post here. For more information please visit:

    B'nai Israel Sacramento

  3. Iowa

    Glenview Middle School


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The following companies, suppliers/distributors,
and fundraising groups ARE NOT involved in the recall:

Manufacturers

  1. Chippery (Otis Spunkmeyer) Frozen Cookie Dough

  2. Hampton Farms and Jimboís Jumbos All Products

  3. The Hershey Company All Products

  4. Mars SnackFood US All Products

  5. Morley Candy Makers All Products

  6. The Peanut Company of Virginia ("Old Tyme" Virginia Peanuts) All Products

  7. Wisconsin Food Gift Company (Scotts Fundraising Resource) All Products

Suppliers/Distributors

  1. Easy Fundraising Ideas

  2. Joe Corbi's Fundraising

  3. JustFundraising.com

  4. Pine Valley Foods, Inc.

  5. eFundraising.com (Chippery (Otis Spunkmeyer) & Pine Valley)

Fundraising Groups

  1. Girl Scouts of the USA Cookies

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Comments:

  • Jon Krueger, General Manager, AFRDS (Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers)

    January 26, 2009

    This is an unfortunate situation that extends far beyond the fundraising industry. If any of our members are affected, they would be complying with the recall. This is a problem with quality control at one ingredient supplier manufacturing plant. Not a fundraiser. The fundraising industry has a spotless track record of safely handling food products.



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Deane Brengle writes for several free online publications that cover fundraising for small nonprofit groups. You can visit these publications and read more about fundraising in articles by him and other experts in the field at The Fund$Raiser Cyberzine, The Fundraising for Small Groups Newsletter, and Fundraising Booklets.



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