Daily Archives: February 16, 2007

Tainted Peter Pan peanut butter recalled

ConAgra Foods Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a voluntary recall for all varieties of Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter that begin with the product code 2111 imprinted on the lid of both brands.

Both the Peter Pan and Great Value brands are manufactured in a single facility in Georgia. The study did not specifically implicate the Great Value brand peanut butter. These products may have national distribution. Great Value peanut butter made by other manufacturers is not affected.

Public health officials in multiple states, with the assistance of the CDC and the U.S FDA are investigating a large multistate outbreak of Salmonella Tennessee infections. Interviews conducted that compared the foods eaten by ill and well people have shown that consumption of Peter Pan peanut butter was statistically associated with illness and is therefore the most likely source of the outbreak.

The CDC’s OutbreakNet (the network of public health officials that investigate foodborne illnesses nationwide) has been monitoring this outbreak which has been prolonged and of low intensity beginning with a few cases in August and gradually growing.

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