Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter Recall

Levin Papantonio is not currently accepting cases related to Peter Pan Peanut Butter at this time.

On February 14, 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella. An ongoing inspection of the ConAgra's Sylvester, GA processing plant is still underway, but the FDA has confirmed samples collected revealed the presence of Salmonella. Tests conducted by several states also found Salmonella in multiple open jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter from consumers.

The FDA is advising any consumers, institutional food establishments and other food service providers to discard Peter Pan peanut butter or any Great Value peanut butter beginning with the product code 2111.

The FDA has also learned that the ConAgra plant in Sylvester, GA, sent bulk Peter Pan peanut butter to its plant in Humboldt, TN. Anyone who has eaten peanut butter from these companies and who have experienced any symptoms of Salmonella (see below), should contact their doctor or health care provider immediately and report the illnesses to their state or local health authorities.

The bulk peanut butter was used to make the following toppings:

  • Sonic Brand Ready-To-Use Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans. Sonic outlets used the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was recalled. The topping was used in the following Sonic products:

    • Peanut Butter Shake
    • Peanut Butter Fudge Shake
    • Peanut Butter Sundae
  • Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae Carvel Peanut Butter Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans. Carvel used the topping until 2/16/07, when the product was recalled. The topping was used in the following Carvel ice cream products:

    • Chocolate Peanut Butter
    • Peanut Butter Treasure
    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Dasher
    • Any other customized products containing the Peanut Butter Topping, including peanut butter flavored ice cream in ice cream cakes
  • J. Hungerford Smith Peanut Butter Dessert Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans: This topping may be used by retail and restaurant outlets throughout the United States but is not available for direct purchase by the public.

For those with poor underlying health or weakened immune systems, Salmonella can invade the bloodstream and cause life-threatening infections or death. Symptoms of foodborne illness caused by Salmonella include:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Dehydration

ConAgra is recalling all Peter Pan peanut butter and all Great Value peanut butter beginning with product code 2111. The company's recall extends to products made since December 2005.

March 13, 2007 Update: The local health department is receiving requests from residents to test peanut butter. The Escambia County Health Department is not testing peanut butter related to the Salmonella Tennessee outbreak. The following private labs will test foods; the cost for testing varies depending on the lab.

  • ABC Lab ~ Gainesville ~ (352) 372-0436 
  • DEIBEL Lab ~ Gainesville ~ (352) 331-3313 
  • DEIBEL Lab ~ Sarasota ~ (941) 925-1579 
  • KAPPA Labs ~ Miami ~ (305) 858-7108 
  • MIAMI TOXICOLOGY TEST SERVICES ~ Miami ~ (305) 593-1595 
  • SHUSTER Labs ~ Quincy, MA ~ (617) 328-7600 
  • THORNTON Labs ~ Tampa ~ (813) 223-9702 
  • TRI-TECH LABS, INC ~ Orlando ~ (407) 275-8463 
  • APPLIED CONSUMER SERVICES ~ Hialeah Gardens ~ (800) 371-5854

Disclaimer: This list is provided for reference only. Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. neither endorses nor recommends any of the above laboratories.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter Recall News and Articles

  • Local women who ate tainted peanut butter file suits
    Palm Beach Post, FL - Mar 30, 2007
    Tests in several states identified salmonella in many open jars of ConAgra-made Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter recovered from consumers, ...
  • Ahead of the Bell: JM Smucker
    Houston Chronicle, TX - Mar 28, 2007
    McMillin said little impact remains from a tainted peanut butter recall faced by ConAgra Foods Inc. earlier this year. The company recalled all Peter Pan ...
  • Salmonella found in roaster, cleaning supplies at ConAgra
    WALB-TV, GA - Mar 23, 2007
    Thursday, ConAgra Foods blamed a $48 million loss this quarter on its recall of Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter and there's still no timetable of ...
  • Peter Pan Still Grounded
    Brandweek Magazine, NY - Mar 23, 2007
    ConAgra Foods CEO Gary Rodkin told analysts this week that consumers and retailers want Peter Pan Peanut Butter back in pantries and grocery aisles after ...
  • Peter Pan/Great Value peanut butter recall expanded to Oct. '04
    The Citizen.com, GE - Mar 14, 2007
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin says the current Peter Pan/Great Value peanut butter recall has been expanded to include all peanut butter and ...
  • FDA extends tainted peanut butter recall
    Team 4 News, TX - Mar 13, 2007
    The recall covers all Peter Pan peanut butter and all Great Value peanut butter beginning with product code 2111, including peanut butter toppings.
  • Most recover from salmonella
    Moberly Monitor Index, MO - Mar 13, 2007
    With the recent outbreak of salmonella in Peter Pan peanut butter and Great Value peanut butter, many questions are being raised about salmonella.
  • Fresh cut produce advisory calls for safety standards
    FoodProductionDaily-USA, France - Mar 13, 2007
    This year ConAgra was forced to recall Peter Pan and Great Value branded peanut butter products linked to a contaminated plant in Georgia.
  • Peanut Butter Salmonella Contamination Expanded Recall
    KLFY,LA - Mar 12, 2007
    That still holds true today, but now we're being told all containers, varieties, types and products of Peter pan brand peanut butter along with all jars of ...
  • New Salmonella Case Linked to Louisiana
    KPLC-TV, LA - Mar 9, 2007
    One case of salmonella tied to tainted peanut butter made at a ConAgra Foods Incorporated plant in Georgia has been identified in Louisiana.
  • Home of Peter Pan plant eager for it to restart work
    Toledo Blade, OH - Mar 9, 2007
    Peter Pan peanut butter's only production plant remained closed yesterday, three weeks after the government announced the nation's first salmonella outbreak ...
  • FDA Update on Peanut Butter Recall
    FDA News - Mar 1, 2007
    As a follow-up to the recent Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting an extensive inspection of ConAgra's Sylvester, Georgia processing plant.
  • FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter
    Product May be Contaminated With Salmonella - FDA News - Feb 14, 2007
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness).

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