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Warning: Peanut Butter Contamination

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by coderitr, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. coderitr

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    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.

    Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections. Individuals who have recently eaten Peter Pan and Great Value brand peanut butter beginning with product code 2111 and have experienced any of these symptoms should contact their doctor or health care provider immediately. Any such illnesses should be reported to state or local health authorities.

    http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01563.html
     
  2. ashes@work

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    thats sad :(

    but i only buy jif :)

    *pounces Keithpunk*
     
  3. teengeekgrrl

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    Jif loyalist here... My mom refuses to buy Peter Pan. lol

    Thanks for the warning though. :)
     
  4. Blackmirror

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    Thank goodness its not Sunkist peanut butter ,, there would be a riot in my house..
     
  5. poochee

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    Thanks for the warning!
     
  6. Stoner

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    Thanks for the warning.
    Just checked......yep....we've eaten about half a large jar of it but feel fine.
     
  7. Papermoon

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    OMG!!! There is a jar with that code in my bottom desk drawer here at work!!
    It's half eaten and I am not feeling very dead.
    It's in the trash can now, thanks for the warning!
    P.S. (JIF sucks)
     
  8. RT

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    I too have ingested a large portion of the suspected 2111xxx lot.
    I, too am not sick or dead. Doesn't change the fact that over 300 people are sick, possibly related to this.

    However they (ConAgra) are voluntarily recalling the entire lot as a precaution.

    Now what I find interesting/amusing is how one goes about getting a refund (should you decide ~ $2 is worth the trouble).

    You must save the lid and mail it to ConAgra, along with your name and address. (see link)

    First off, the US post will likely reject this if you put it in a standard envelope. Anyone remember trying to redeem bottle caps from Coke products via mail? I never got mine... :rolleyes:

    Anyway, of more concern is that most folks will have an opened jar of the peanut butter ... now we learn it could possibly be contaminated ... they are asking us to mail a possibly, or perhaps likely, Salmonella CONTAMINATED object via mail to them for a refund!!

    'Course it shouldn't hurt you if you don't actually ingest the bacteria, but how many will put the lid in an envelope and then lick it to seal it?
    What do the folks that receive lid do to protect themselves from the product they have been manufacturing?

    Food for thought...:rolleyes:
     
  9. hewee

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    RT, make cuts around the lid sides and then fold them over so the lid will be more flat. Any wet can be use to seal the envelope so no need to lick it.

    Take pictures or scan what you mail off to them too.
     
  10. valley

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    LOL...I just posted about this in the recall thread. I should have looked before I leapt. :eek: :)

    We are Jif lovers too but I bought 10 jars of this stuff at Christmas time for baking and never got around to it so we never did crack open any of the jars....but I did give away 4 of the jars to a food drive. :eek: :( There are only 3 cases in my area of people getting sick from it though so thats good.
     
  11. valley

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    There were over 285 student absent this past week from my kids middle school (thats half of the entire student body!) There's been a flu epidemic here like you wouldnt believe. I have to wonder if maybe it really was the flu now or if some of it could have been from salmonella.

    Although my older kids were sick all week and they hadnt eaten any of the peanut butter so i'm just guessing.
     
  12. SIR****TMG

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    peterpan here
     
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