March 10, 2007: Peanut Butter Recall Extended Back to 2004

The FDA announced on March 9 that ConAgra has extended the recall of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter to include products manufactured as early as October 2004. The earlier peanut butter recall voluntarily issued by ConAgra and based on a presumed link to Salmonella food poisoning dated back to December 2005.

Consumers should look for jars of the two brands of peanut butter with a product code beginning with 2111. Because peanut butter’s shelf life is long, individuals still may have in their possession peanut butter manufactured at any time after October 2004.

The FDA said that the expanded recall was part of its ongoing investigation of the Salmonella outbreak linked with Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter manufactured at ConAgra’s Georgia plant.

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain.

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