CHICAGO (Reuters) - Kellogg Co said on Monday it was recalling some Keebler cookies and Special K Protein bars because they were made on the same manufacturing line as foods that might contain peanut products involved in a salmonella-related recall.
The Keebler Soft Batch Homestyle Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and honey almond Special K Protein Meal Bar did not contain any products made by Peanut Corp of America, whose plant has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people and may have killed eight.
But another company that used the same manufacturing line as the Kellogg foods may have used contaminated Peanut Corp ingredients, Kellogg said.
Peanut Corp recently expanded its own recall to include all ingredients manufactured at its Blakely, Georgia facility since January 1, 2007. That, in turn, has led Kellogg to expand a previously announced recall of certain peanut butter sandwich crackers and cookies to include all dates of those products, Kellogg said.
Kellogg shares closed up 46 cents, or 1.1 percent, at $44.15 on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.
Reporting by Brad Dorfman; Editing by Tim Dobbyn