Friday, February 16, 2007

2008 electoral map or salmonella outbreak?

Avoid that PB&J...the CDC tracked contaminated peanut butter to New York. It seems that some of our peanut butter contains salmonella. A fair warning...throw out your peanut butter (smooth or chuncky!) with the product code on the lid beginning with ''2111,'' which denotes the plant where it was made.

You know, come to think of it, one of my patient's last night that I discharged with the diagnosis of gastroenteritis ate some of this peanut butter.

We know a little about how you are exposed to salmonella -- raw eggs, undercooked chicken, pet turtles -- now peanut butter.

Here is an article from The New York Times

If you have any questions, click here, the CDC has some answers.

If you have a jar of peanut butter and want a refund you should send lids and your name and address to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 57078, Irvine, CA 92619-7078.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My husband was reading the newspaper this morning--and saw the article about the peanut butter. Being peanut butter lovers--we checked all our jars--and there it was--21111. It was opened and one of us had eaten from it. We couldn't recall getting sick. But guess what--21111 is now in the garbage. Great blog.