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39 individuals who contracted salmonella after consuming Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter have slapped ConAgra with a $5 million class action suit. An additional 2,200 people have expressed interest in joining the action against the agribusiness giant. From the Daily Report:
After several months of absence from store shelves due to a much-publicized salmonella problem, Peter Pan brand peanut butter is back, this time with a “100% satisfaction guarantee” and a redesigned container. The new batches are coming from a different production facility than the one that led to 625 Peter Pan-related salmonella infections in February of this year. So how does ConAgra Foods protect their brand and spin the product re-launch without reminding consumers why there needs to be a re-launch in the first place?
Look, we don’t know how else to say this. Throw away the m*therf***ing recalled peanut butter! You’re making us crazy! Stop getting sick! STOP IT!
Remember that spinach and peanut butter that got recalled? Turns out the FDA knew of the dangers to the food supply for years but, understaffed and underfunded, they only took tiny steps to address the problems.
Childs said the company traced the salmonella outbreak to three problems at its Sylvester, Ga., plant last August.
People. You need to toss your Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter if the jar says “2111″ on it. The plant that produced the peanut butter has been closed for 3 weeks, but cases of salmonella linked to the peanut butter continue to rise.
The typical conversation goes something like this:
Lids of jars with a product code beginning “2111″ can be returned to ConAgra for a refund, the company said.