Peanut Butter Update

Via the AP: Peanut butter salmonella cases top 600

The number of people sickened since August by peanut butter tainted with salmonella has grown by more than 200, according to a new federal report. The outbreak, first reported in February, now includes 628 cases in 47 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

Which reminds me: I still need to see if I can get my money back for two jars of the stuff…

And I am vaguely surprised that they are bring the stuff back:

ConAgra plans to reintroduce Peter Pan in July. Initially, another company will produce the peanut butter because it doesn’t expect to be able to resume production at its Sylvester, Ga., plant until sometime in August, after renovations.

ConAgra officials have said they believe moisture in the plant likely helped bacteria to grow and later infect the finished product.

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  1. Michael says:

    Peter Butter?

  2. brainy435 says:

    LOL, I thought that was intentional.