Thursday, February 15, 2007

Peanut Butter Recalled because of Salmonella outbreak

Almost 300 people around the country have come down with Salmonella. A link was made to Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.

Lids of jars produced by ConAgra Foods with a product code beginning "2111" can be returned to the company for a refund, the company said.
You can check the US Food and Drug Administration site to find out if your peanut butter is included in the recall.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness). The affected jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter have a product code located on the lid of the jar that begins with the number "2111." Both the Peter Pan and Great Value brands are manufactured in a single facility in Georgia by ConAgra. Great Value peanut butter made by other manufacturers is not affected.

If consumers have any of this Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter in their home that has been purchased since May 2006, they should discard it.
The symptoms of salmonella illness are fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. If you have eaten any of this peanut butter and have had these symptoms, you need to see your doctor. The FDS reports that salmonella can enter the blood stream and can cause life-threatening infections.

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Carol said...

Thanks for the info! Peter Pan is all we ever buy for the kids. Mine doesn't have those numbers, but now I'm in the know!

Barbara said...

I used to buy only Bama, but it's been hard to find where we buy, so I got a large jar of Great Value, so I did have the number - I'm throwing mine out! Not worth taking a chance.

My son wrote and said they use Jif. I don't know about my daughter's yet.