Contacts: Chris Kircher
Feb. 15, 2007
Product May Have a Possible Salmonella Contamination
Consumers are urged to check for all Peter Pan Peanut Butter in the 18-oz., 28-oz. and 40-oz. containers with the 2111 code.
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Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Persons with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems are more at risk. Individuals who have recently eaten Peter Pan brand peanut butter beginning with product code 2111 and have experienced any of these symptoms should contact their doctor or health care provider immediately. Any such illnesses should be reported to state or local health authorities.
The FDA's warning is based on a just-completed epidemiological study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the states and local health agencies, which links 288 cases of foodborne illness in 39 states to consumption of varying types of Peter Pan peanut butter.
The outbreak appears to be ongoing and the first consumer may have become ill in August 2006. The cause of foodborne illnesses can be difficult to identify. As a result of extensive epidemiological testing and recent case control studies, CDC was recently able to identify Peter Pan peanut butter as the likely cause of illness.
Consumers with questions should call the ConAgra 24-hour toll-free hotline at 866-344-6970.
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