Recalled Peanut Butter


Thursday, February 15th 2007, 8:01 am
By: News On 6


ConAgra Foods is recalling certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak nationwide,including in Oklahoma.

Nearly 300 people in 39 states have become sick after eating the peanut butter including at least three in Oklahoma and one each in Carter, Rogers, Pawnee, Choctaw, Alfalfa, Grady, Canadian and Kay counties.

State health officials say those made sick range from 1- to 80-years old.

No deaths are reported.

Lids of jars with a product code beginning "2111" can be returned to ConAgra for a refund.

Health inspectors are contacting childcare centers, school systems, nursing homes, senior nutrition centers and grocery distributors to make sure they are aware of the problem.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control believe this is the first time a salmonella outbreak came from peanut butter.

Symptoms of salmonella can include diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting.

To get a refund, consumers should send lids and their names and addresses to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 3768, Omaha, NE 68103. Consumers with questions or concerns may call the 24-hour toll-free hotline at 866-344-6970 or log on to www.conagrafoods.com.

And for more information on Salmonella and this outbreak, check out www.cdc.gov.