ConAgra is telling consumers to throw away Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, as it has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 300 people nationwide. From the Boston Globe:
Lids of jars with a product code beginning “2111″ can be returned to ConAgra for a refund, the company said.
The salmonella outbreak, which federal health officials said Wednesday has sickened 288 people in 39 states since August, was linked to tainted peanut butter produced by ConAgra at a plant in Sylvester, Ga. How salmonella got into peanut butter is still under investigation, said Dr. Mike Lynch, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ConAgra says that it’s not sure why its peanut butter has been linked to the outbreak, as all of their tests have been negative. —MEGHANN MARCO
To get a refund, consumers should send lids and their names and addresses to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 57078, Irvine, CA 92619-7078. For more information, call (866) 344-6970.
Peanut butter recalled over salmonella [Boston Globe]