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Peanut Butter Recall


ConAgra Foods Incorporated is recalling certain jars of peanut butter after a salmonella scare. The company is telling consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after the products were linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

ConAgra Foods Incorporated is recalling certain jars of peanut butter after a salmonella scare. The company is telling consumers to discard certain jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter after the products were linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 300 people nationwide. Most of the cases were reported in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Tennessee and Virginia. The jars of peanut butter that are being recalled have a product code on the lid that begins with "2111." Those can be returned to ConAgra for a refund.

Kendra Williams is the administrator of community health and epidemiology for the Springfield/Greene County Health Department.

In light of the recall, she says it's important to remember the symptoms of salmonella.

No deaths have been linked to the salmonella cases connected with the peanut butter.

But 20 percent of the individuals have been hospitalized.

Williams says salmonella isn't a major concern for people who are otherwise healthy.

ConAgra officials say they're unsure why the Centers for Disease Control identified peanut butter as the source of the problem. Its own tests of its peanut butter and the plant have been negative.