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Peanut Butter and Salmonella Sandwiches, Yum!

That peanut butter sandwich may be giving you more than just a hefty dose of protein and calories...

It is being reported that you should throw away certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter because these spreads were linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people around the country.

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

This is the first reported major case of peanut butter being contaminated with salmonella in the U.S. What's so bad about Salmonella anyway? Salmonella infection is known each year to sicken about 40,000 people in the United States, Salmonellosis (technical term), kills about 600 people annually. Though fortunately no one has died due to this recent outbreak. How do you know if you have it? Symptoms can include diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting.

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kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I definitely made cookies using a 2111 jar of peanut butter that all of my friends ate. Luckily, no one got sick!
amyfinke amyfinke 8 years
sorry - double post!! :(
amyfinke amyfinke 8 years
I've already written a letter to send in with my 3 lids...we'll see how long it takes to get a "full refund." :)
controlledspin controlledspin 8 years
I agree, Butrfly4404 - we have a plant in my town too (my grandmother worked there for 40 years) and I am afraid of what this will do to the company. We are a small, factory town, and unfortunately, when ConAgra is hurt, our whole town is hurt.
amyfinke amyfinke 8 years
I've already written a letter to send in with my 3 lids...we'll see how long it takes to get a "full refund." :)
hannahdahling hannahdahling 8 years
We had one of those jars, just threw it out, and 3 people in our house had what we thought were really bad stomach bugs, now we know where it came from!
suzanne suzanne 8 years
:ROTFL:, YoaMing. Maybe Peter Pan has a cute little pet turtle...
YaoMing YaoMing 8 years
It sounds like Peter Pan's been eating too much fish..
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 8 years
A lady at my work has one with that code. Thankfully for me and my fam, I'm a **choosy mom**. Poor ConAgra..not doing so hot these days! Our MN plant closing down (the popcorn guys) now the peanut butter...eww.
krEnElk krEnElk 8 years
OMG! I have totally been eating this peanut butter for the last couple of weeks :-x
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