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Peanut Butter Recalled on Reports of Salmonella Contamination

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On the heels of a recall of peanut butter paste by a North Carolina manufacturer, “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).”

The affected jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter have a product code located on the lid of the jar that begins with the number “2111.” Both the Peter Pan and Great Value brands are manufactured in a single facility in Georgia by ConAgra. Great Value peanut butter made by other manufacturers is not affected.

The first consumer reporting illness dates back to August of 2006 and is an ongoing concern.

If you have purchased any peanut butter falling within the recall and you have not eaten the product you should return it to the store where you purchased it for a refund. If you have eaten the product and have become sick, preserve the remainder of the product ,let your health care provider know and contact an attorney who will be able to assist in preparing a claim to address this defective product and any harm it has done.

Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. In persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections.