Peanut Butter Recall

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

Jars of peanut butter are the focus of a recall because of a salmonella outbreak. There are 10 confirmed cases in Colorado and one in El Paso County.

Certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value are getting taken off the shelves. Look at the lid to find out if you have a potentially contaminated peanut butter jar. It will have a product number beginning with 2111.

One woman in Fowler thinks she may have the food poisoning. Lynell Johnston has been eating one of her favorite dessert, peanut butter fudge, until she ate a few pieces Tuesday night. "I woke up in excruciating pain in my stomach. I was throwing up, had diarrhea and I felt awful."

She believes her flu-like symptoms are really salmonella poisoning from her Great Value jar of peanut butter that has now been recalled. Food poisoning can take up to 72 hours to set in. "The incubation period is about a day and a half. It can be a long period after you eat until the time you get sick," Rick Miklich with the El Paso County Health Department said.

"It was a total shock to me." John Logan got worried when he realized his Peter Pan jar had the product number beginning with 2111 on it.

As for Lynell, this is the last jar she'll buy. "I'll never eat peanut butter again."

If you show any symptoms like fever, diarrhea or abdominal cramping, go to the doctor. The health department says if you have a peanut butter jar in question, throw it away.

You can get a refund by mailing your jar-lids to ConAgra foods, PO Box 57078, Irvine, California 92619-7078. For more information, you can also call 866-344-6970, but many of our viewers have had a tough time getting through.

ConAgra also wants to stress the recall is only a precaution. The company says so far, none of its tests has indicated the presence of salmonella.

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