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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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