Just in case you were wondering…
An important message for our consumers regarding peanut butter:
Unilever does not source Skippy peanut butter (or any ingredients contained therein) from Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), nor do our contract manufacturers. Therefore at this time the incident does not in any way relate to Unilever — our products and/or our ingredients.
Unilever places the highest priority on product quality and safety. As part of our normal course of business, we have in place robust quality assurance and processing procedures to help ensure our product quality and safety.
The Hershey Company Does Not Purchase Peanut Butter,
Peanuts or Peanut Products from Peanut Corporation of America
All Hershey and Reese’s candies are safe to consume
HERSHEY, PA., January 17, 2009 – The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today issued a statement related to peanuts:
No products made by The Hershey Company, including items and brands in the iconic Reese’s franchise, are affected by the recent recall related to peanut butter. Hershey does not purchase any peanut butter, peanuts or peanut products from the Peanut Corporation of America. Peanut butter for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups is made in Hershey facilities under the most stringent safety and quality standards.
All of our products are safe to consume. This includes all items sold to other food companies and used as ingredients in other products.
Consumers with any questions regarding this issue should call our Consumer Relations line at 1-800-468-1714. www.hersheys.com/recall/peanutbutter.asp