The FDA is warning consumers to check the number on the lid of their Peter Pan peanut butter jars.
Those with the Product Code 2111 may have been contaminated with Salmonella, bacteria that the Center for Disease Control blames for about 600 deaths every year.
Consumers are urged to properly dispose of peanut butter from these jars. When throwing away a jar of possible salmonella-contaminated peanut butter, be sure to write “contaminated” on the lid in case someone else ends up with the product after it is thrown away.
If you or a loved-one has any of the following symptoms after eating peanut butter of any kind, contact your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately:
- Stomach cramps
The salmonella strain being investigated in regard to Peter Pan peanut butter is known as ‘Salmonella Tennessee’. For more information read the FDA Press Release.