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Peanut Butter Linked Salmonella Outbreak Has Sickened Almost 300 People

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ConAgra has issued a recall of it Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter made at its plant in Sylvester, Ga. because of concerns related to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide since August.

The company says it is recalling recalled Peter Pan peanut butter jars and Great Value jars with the number 2111 printed on the lid in response to the epidemic.

Consumers who have eaten the contaminated peanut butter have reported incidents of vomiting, diarrhea, severe nausea and stomach cramps.

The FDA says the recalled peanut butter is responsible for salmonella cases starting in August 2006 in at least 39 states. The peanut butter recall notice advises customers who have the peanut butter to discard the product, because it may lead to food poisoning type symptoms due to salmonella.