Recalled Peanut Butter Found in Area Homes

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Bob Bull was cruising down the street in his truck when he heard the unsettling news about possible salmonella contamination in Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.

"On a local radio station that there been a recall on this peanut butter," said Bull.

He immediately called his wife and asked her to check their jars of peanut butter to see if they contained the digits 2111 on the lid.

"She checked in the pantry and we had two. Turned out we had two," added Bull.

In their pantry were two jars of Peter Pan peanut butter. Grocery stores stripped their racks of the spread as a precaution against salmonella. However, the news of the outbreak did not detour every consumer.

"It won't stop me from using the product. I might wait a little bit to see what's going to happen and see if anybody gets real sick from it," said Keith Gates. Gates had a jar of possible contaminated peanut butter in his desk at work.

The government reported the peanut butter was the cause of close to 300 illnesses nationwide. Both brands in question, Peter Pan and Great Value, are manufactured by ConAgra at a company plant in Sylvester, Georgia.

To get a refund, consumers should send lids and their names and addresses to ConAgra Foods, P.O. Box 57078, Irvine, CA 92619-7078. For more information, call 866-344-6970.