Peanut Butter WarningsThe Food and Drug Administration 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.
ConAgra Foods Inc. told consumers to discard jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter with the product code number beginning with "2111", after the spread was linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide.
Salmonella FactsSalmonella can appear in many types of food. It can cause diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
ConAgra has shut down its Georgia plant to allow Center for Disease Control officials to investigate. The Food and Drug Administration sent investigators to review records, collect product samples, and conduct tests for salmonella.
Consumers wanting a refund should send the peanut butter lids, along with their name and address to:
ConAgra FoodsFor more information, you can contact ConAgra at 866-344-6970.
P.O. Box 57078
Irvine, CA 92619-7078.
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Lawyers who inspected the ConAgra peanut butter plant that was linked to the recent salmonella outbreak reported finding a dead rat, rattraps and roaches at the plant. The roaches were found on raw peanuts. In addition, the attorneys found bird feathers and other things that are "consistent with salmonella."
FDA Knew of Contamination Problems at Peanut Butter Plant for Years
The Washington Post has reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew for years about contamination at the Georgia ConAgra plant which produced peanut butter that has sickened more than 400 people across the US.
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Salmonella Contaminated Peanut Butter In the NewsAPR-26-07: Another couple has filed a lawsuit against ConAgra Foods in the wake of the peanut butter salmonella outbreak. [WKYT: PEANUT BUTTER]
APR-26-07: Lawyers who inspected the ConAgra Foods plant in Sylvester, GA, report finding a dead rat, bird feathers, roaches, and other items "consistent with salmonella contamination," according to court documents. The Sylvester plant was linked to the recent peanut butter salmonella outbreak. [
APR-24-07: Families who were affected by peanut butter and spinach contamination urged lawmakers to strengthen regulations that govern food supply. [FOX NEWS: PEANUT BUTTER]
APR-23-07: A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is meeting to discuss contaminations that result in recalls. According to reports, the FDA knew about both problems with contamination at a ConAgra peanut butter plant and contamination of produce in Salinas Valley, CA, where the contaminated spinach from last year's recall came from. [DENVER POST: PEANUT BUTTER]
APR-23-07: Reports indicate that the FDA knew for years about contamination problems at the ConAgra Georgia peanut butter plant but took only minor steps to address the problems. Inspectors visited the plant in 2005 after complaints about salmonella contamination at the plant, but did not follow-up requests to provide certain documents related to the inspection after ConAgra refused to provide necessary paperwork. [DAILY MAIL: PEANUT BUTTER]
APR-07-07: In response to this year's peanut butter salmonella contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it will conduct more investigations at plants where peanut butter and similar products are made. Officials from the FDA admitted that the salmonella outbreak proved that peanut butter has a greater risk of contamination than they thought. [KIPLINGER: PEANUT BUTTER SALMONELLA]
MAR-23-07: Thousands are believed to have become ill due to eating tainted peanut butter in the past two years. [ROME NEWS TRIBUNE: TAINTED PEANUT BUTTER]
MAR-22-07: Salmonella contamination found in ConAgra peanut butter roaster and some cleaning equipment. [WALB NEWS: PEANUT BUTTER SALMONELLA]
MAR-01-07: Source of peanut butter salmonella has been found - more products included in recall. [MSNBC: PEANUT BUTTER SALMONELLA]
FEB-20-07: Class action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who became ill after consuming Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. [LAS: SALMONELLA PEANUT BUTTER}
FEB-19-07: Health officials continue to search for the source of salmonella linked to peanut butter, which they suspect has made 300 people ill. [GM TODAY: PEANUT BUTTER SALMONELLA
FEB-16-07: Hundreds fall sick after eating salmonella tainted peanut butter. [CBS NEWS: SALMONELLA PEANUT BUTTER]
FEB-16-07: Couple sues ConAgra when their two children allegedly develop Salmonella after eating Great Value peanut butter. [SIGN ON SAN DIEGO: SALMONELLA PEANUT BUTTER]
FEB-14-07: FDA warns consumers not to eat jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with the number "2111", due to risk of contamination with Salmonella. [FDA: SALMONELLA PEANUT BUTTER]