Saturday, March 10, 2007

Peter Pan Peanut Butter recall

Hubby asked me just now why i threw away the new jar of peanut butter that came with one of the many hampers we received over the festive celebrations. He said even if i dont like our kid to eat peanut butter, we can always give it away to someone else. Oh my god!!! Havent he heard the news about a 12 year old boy who contracted salmonella after eating Peter Pan peanut butter? Here's what my girlfriend emailed me a few weeks back:

On February 14, 2007, ConAgra Foods recalled lots of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter due to salmonella contamination and widespread reports of related illness in multiple states!!!

The FDA warned the public not to eat Peter Pan or Great Value (a Wal-Mart brand manufactured by ConAgra) to avoid becoming sick with Salmonellosis. The recalled peanut butter jars have product code beginning with “2111” on the jar lid. Consumers are being advised to avoid the recalled peanut butter. This lot of peanut butter was 1st manufactured in May 2006 And continued through the February, 2007 recall. ConAgra manufactures both the Peter Pan and Great Value brands in the company’s Sylvester, Georgia facility. The FDA has sent investigators to ConAgra’s processing plant in Sylvester, Georgia to review records, collect product samples and conduct tests for Salmonella Tennessee.
He was so shocked that he quickly told me to throw away any peanut butter if i ever find any in those hampers. My girlfriend even gave me a Peter Pan Peanut Butter Lawyer should we know of anyone who needs one. He's the one handling the 12 year old boy's case. I hope the little boy recovers.

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