Monday, February 19, 2007

No more PB&J

Shoppers across the country were warned to throw out jars with a product code on the lid beginning with “2111,” which denotes the plant where it was made.

After hearing about this I checked the PB I had in our pantry and both jars started with this same product code number (I bought a 2nd jar on a shopping trip b/c I forgot I already had one) they both went into the trash. I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and I like peanut butter on graham crackers, too - both treats I've had recently. I didn't get sick so I'm not worried, but I still threw out the two nearly new jars anwyay - just to be safe.


  1. The Boy eats peanut butter everyday, usually more than once a day. Thankfully, we use JIF and so far haven't heard that as one of the brands. My mother though, has one of the big Sam's size Peter Pan's at her house. He's eaten most of it and hasn't been sick, so I'm guess it's safe. You could take the jars back to the store and get a refund instead of tossing them. There was a long line at Wal-mart on Friday just returning the stuff, and I saw a pile behind the returns desk at Sam's, too.

  2. I actually know a girl whose husband has been mysterioulsy sick for the past 5 weeks. No type of testing could figure it out until last week when they finally figured out it was his peanut butter! It is a comfort food for him and he kept having some PB becasue he wasn't feeling well which in turn kept him sick with salmonella!!! They finally figured it out and he is doing much better. Despite the experience, he says he will never give up his love for PB!!


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