Thursday, February 15, 2007

Peanut butter recalled over salmonella ALERT

I almost messed up my week with some serious funk.... as I was thinking of having a peanut butter / banana / mayo sandwich for lunch when I got some breaking news from the AP (and the girls from Mrs. WonderDawg's sales office):

OMAHA, Neb. — ConAgra Foods Inc. told consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after the spread was linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide.

Lids of jars with a product code beginning "2111" can be returned to ConAgra for a refund, the company said.

The salmonella outbreak, which federal health officials said Wednesday has sickened 288 people in 39 states since August, was linked to tainted peanut butter produced by ConAgra at a plant in Sylvester, Ga. How salmonella got into peanut butter is still under investigation, said Dr. Mike Lynch, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting.


1 comment:

Kathy T. said...

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