In the face of a nationwide recall of peanut butter products, Tasty Baking Company and Mars Snackfood each followed suit with Hershey in asserting their foods are safe and not affected by the Salmonella outbreak.

“All Tastykake products, including the iconic Peanut Butter Kandy Kake, are safe for consumption and not included in the national recall program,” Tasty Baking said Sunday night in a statement. “Tasty Baking Company does not have a supplier relationship with Peanut Corporation of America.”

“Mars Snackfood US remains confident in the safety and quality of our products that contain peanut butter, all of which are safe to enjoy,” Mars echoed Sunday night. “Mars does not receive or process any peanuts or peanut butter from Peanut Corporation of America or King Nut, the companies that, according to FDA’s most recent update on its investigation, appear to be the source of contaminated product. In addition, we have not been asked by the FDA to recall any products in relation to the current investigation into salmonella.”

Mars makes its own peanut butter for most of its products.

The following Mars Snackfood US products contain peanut butter and are safe, according to the company:

  • M&M’S Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies
  • Snickers Bars
  • Snickers Brand Ice Cream
  • Twix Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
  • Kudos Peanut Butter Granola Bars
  • Ethel M Chocolates and ethel’s chocolate lounge

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