Monday, February 19, 2007

start spreading the news

The peanut butter warning hit home for two reasons. First, I had recently switched to the brand in question. Second, the bacteria is called "Salmonella Tennessee. " I had already eaten some of my reduced fat peanut butter spread when the news of the recall broke. Sure enough, my jar had the "2111" product code on the lid. Since I hadn't gotten sick, I briefly thought about ignoring the recall and enjoying the rest of the jar.

Eventually common sense prevailed. How could I ignore the fact that the bacteria has the same name as the state where I live? I took the jar back to Food City. The girl at the customer service desk put my jar with the others and handed me a refund form. She said they hadn't been too busy with peanut butter returns so far today but that it was "pretty crazy on Saturday."

I took the $3.13 in cash that she gave me and headed to the peanut butter aisle. I selected a jar of Jif reduced fat peanut butter spread. I guess that means I'm switching back. I'll miss the sweeter taste of the Peter Pan brand, especially since it would have been on sale this week.

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Anonymous Gvav1 said... gotta try Reese's Peanut Butter, great tasting and a Nascar sponsor too!

Blogger Frank Strovel III said...

FYI: The FDA is saying to throw out all jars of Peter Pan and Great Value brand peanut butter regardless of the serial number.

Anonymous marc,kim and Frank Fan said...

Glad to hear that you didnt get sick from eating it!-


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