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Don't eat the peanut butter!

FingonOfPittsburgh
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Feb 18 2007, 12:24am

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This may be old news to you all by now, but just in case someone missed it:

Check your peanut butter jars!


Patty
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Feb 18 2007, 2:48am

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Isn't it just Peter Pan, FoP? [In reply to] Can't Post

We eat Jif, and I have some, so I need to make sure.Unsure

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GaladrielTX
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Feb 18 2007, 3:07am

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Just Peter Pan and some generic-type store brand. / [In reply to] Can't Post

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Alnilam
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Feb 18 2007, 3:20am

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I don't eat peanut butter. [In reply to] Can't Post

So I guess I'm ok.



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CAhobbit
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Feb 18 2007, 3:23am

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I'm a Skippy fan. Sly

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Tampa Phil
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Feb 18 2007, 3:28am

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I think this topic should be moved to the Salmonella forum.

TP.


Aerlinn
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Feb 18 2007, 4:55am

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I haven't heard [In reply to] Can't Post

which store's brand it is - but it seems like what they always say is true at least in this case: some generics are just brand names with store labels.

What next? Bottled water? Wait, I think we have had that one...

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Elf Princess of Lorien
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Feb 18 2007, 5:03am

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It's Great Value — the Wal-Mart store brand.

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FingonOfPittsburgh
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Feb 18 2007, 1:39pm

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Re: [Patty] Isn't it just Peter Pan, FoP? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep - just Peter Pan and their generic brand. We are a Jif household over here too, luckily. Cool

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Magpie
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Feb 18 2007, 2:19pm

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I have to say we had a jar of Peter Pan from the contaminated batch. I eat a brand here called, "Real" peanut butter which is the runny, separates in time, all natural stuff. My kids want Skippy or PP and so there it was: a jar of PP with the numbers 2111... And it had been eaten. Thankfully, no one was ill (I've had food poisoning... it is nasty!). I heard reports that one gentleman kept getting sick because they couldn't figure out what was causing it and he was continuing to eat the PB. That's hard.

I have to say that, although I'm not sure it cost much, I was a little chagrined to find there were no directions for a refund. Following links I ended up at the ConAgra site (headquartered here in the Twin Cities, I believe). If one wants a refund one must mail in the lid. By time I get a package for the lid, and pay the postage to mail the clunky thing, I wouldn't get a refund that would pay for my time. It seems like one should have been able to just sign up for a refund (probably in the form of a coupon). Maybe some would lie, but so many people would never ask I can't believe it would damage them much and they'd gain some consumer good will.

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Feb 18 2007, 2:46pm

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ConAgra's in Omaha [In reply to] Can't Post

at least, corporate headquarters are there. However, ConAgra grew through acquisition, so it's possible the old parent of Peter Pan was in Minneapolis.

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Ciars
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Feb 18 2007, 7:13pm

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mmmm peanut butter! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh my bad -we don't get that brand there * waves freshly peanut buttered hot toast*


Elf Princess of Lorien
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Feb 18 2007, 8:45pm

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I don't know where it's headquartered, etc., but I know that I've been reading that the factory where the bad peanut butter was produced at was in Georgia.

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Magpie
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Feb 18 2007, 11:04pm

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I don't know where it's headquartered, etc., but I know that I've been reading that the factory where the bad peanut butter was produced at was in Georgia.


Well, it makes way more sense that peanuts would be in Georgia! (remember the peanut president....)

Apparently the ConAgra here in Minnesota is responsible for dried & dehydrated fruit products; granola bars & clusters; commercial bakery; food preparations; cereals.

I just remember seeing their grain elevators, although googling tells me they may have sold those now. But I think I was also confusing them with Cargill, which is headquartered in Minnesota and also has grain elevators.

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Morwen
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Feb 19 2007, 1:38am

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I went home and checked my jar after reading the news [In reply to] Can't Post

It was indeed Peter Pan, with the 2111 code, so just to be safe I tossed it, although I'd already eaten a sandwich or two made from that jar without getting sick, so mine was probably fine.


FingonOfPittsburgh
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Feb 19 2007, 1:45am

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It was indeed Peter Pan, with the 2111 code, so just to be safe I tossed it, although I'd already eaten a sandwich or two made from that jar without getting sick, so mine was probably fine.


Better safe than sorry! Laugh


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Patty
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Feb 19 2007, 5:16am

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Re: [FingonOfPittsburgh] I went home and checked my jar after reading the news [In reply to] Can't Post

"Better safe than sorry!"

Yep.
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Darkstone
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Feb 19 2007, 3:17pm

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Too late. Wifey's been sick since Tuesday and she had only a little. Her mother's immune depressed so she's in the hospital. On the other hand by the time we heard I'd eaten most the jar but just have a little little gas so far. (Yeah, what else is new...) It's shaping up for a great year. First I get blowed up at work for New Year's (You will believe a 53 year old man can fly!), my cardiologist is playing musical prescriptions ("Sure it feels like you're having a massive heart attack. That's a common side effect of the medicine.") and now my favorite comfort food has been corrupted!! And I have a house full of inlaws that got burned out of their home. Thank goodness this is the non-idiot brother-in-law. Still, never saw anyone ever do so much daily laundry as my sister-in-law. And... er, wait, we were talking about peanut butter, right? You know the city I live in has a street called PB Lane?

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Magpie
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Feb 19 2007, 4:00pm

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oi... this will be a winter to remember, won't it? My heart goes out to you and your family.

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Feb 19 2007, 4:03pm

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I'm sorry about those past seven weeks, what a nightmare. A speedy recovery and rehousing for your family and inlaws, respectively, and good wishes for the rest of the year.

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Morwen
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Feb 19 2007, 5:41pm

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Unfortunate events do seem to come in waves. I hope you've gotten all your bad luck for the year out of the way, so that you have an incredibly wonderful spring, summer, and fall.

And, now, I'm definitely glad I threw out my peanut butter.


Ainu Laire
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Feb 19 2007, 6:34pm

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That's just bad luck all around >_> The best of luck to you, and I hope your wife gets better soon!

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Feb 21 2007, 1:21am

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