Local stores have pulled certain jars of peanut butter from their shelves as a precaution after the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) initiated a voluntary recall of two of its brands. PCA, a peanut processing company and maker of peanut paste for bulk distribution, announced the recall last week after an open container of King Nut brand peanut butter was found to contain a strain of salmonella. The peanut paste is used in commercially made products like cookies, cakes, crackers, candies and ice cream. According to PCA, it was only sold in bulk packaging to distributors for institutional and food service industry use. It is sold under the brand names Parnell's Pride and King Nut. PCA does not sell peanut butter directly to consumers. To date, no association has been found with common brand names of peanut butter sold in grocery stores. Girl Scout cookies and food in school cafeterias are safe, too. A spokesperson with Aiken County Schools' food service department said the peanut butter that schools serve to students and faculty is not the type being recalled. The type of peanut butter that ABC Bakers-Interbake Foods uses in the popular peanut butter patties and sandwiches has not been linked to the salmonella contamination. PCA is the only manufacturer to be linked to the contamination. PCA peanut butter lot numbers affected are 8193, 8194, 8197, 8233, 8234, 8235, 8241, 8255, 8256, 8275, 8276, 8282, 8283, 8284, 8296, 8316, 8330, 8331, 8336, 8345 and 8354. Eating food contaminated with salmonella can result in abdominal cramping, diarrhea and fever. Peter Pan peanut butter distributed by ConAgra was recalled last year when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found traces of salmonella.