Salmonella outbreak reported in peanut butter

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:29am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I was just laughing with my girlfriend that maybe people will be wary of eating it for awhile like when the spinach was recalled.
I don't hope anyone to become ill from this though....

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:34am
Sarahfran1's picture
Joined: 12/01/2006 - 09:00

I was just coming on to post the same thing.
The article I read ( [url=""][/url] ) said that there have been 300 reported cases of illness related to this contamination, and 20% of the people have had to be hospitalized, although none have died.
I just thought it was so nice to get a recall notice that I KNOW doesn't apply to anything I have at home!
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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:41am
turtle's picture
Joined: 12/10/2004 - 09:00

I read that this morning and though that is one thing none of us need to worry about. For once!

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 1:03am
Love my babies's picture
Joined: 03/18/2005 - 09:00

I told my 6yr old dd about this last night and she gave out a loud cheer and said "maybe everyone will stop eating it now!" Sweet girl, she would love that. Maybe I should spread this news around school, so the parents might be too apprehensive to send pb for awhile!

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 1:13am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Aww, ya beat me to it. [img][/img]
My very first thought was..... FINALLY! Something everyone ELSE has to worry about. How important does food processing seem to you [i]NOW??[/i]
But I am glad to hear that nobody has died-- good thing salmonella is typically less serious than the pathogenic E. Coli strains.
[i]Is it wrong of me to fervently hope that either the contamination is found to be endemic during peanut growth or that it is never tracked down at all?[/i] [img][/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 2:26am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My son had salmonella when he was 5. Just after a six month ear infection, multiple antibiotics, surgery tonsils, adenoids, tubes and more antibiotics.
So his defenses were down and he got salmonella from a Domino's pizza we all ate but only he got sick.
It was the worst thing I have ever seen. He lost six pounds. He was only 35 pounds in K anyway. It was AWFUL and all we could do was watch. They would not admit him so we handled it ourselves at home and it was a nightmare for that poor little guy.
His fever was 105 for maybe 4 days in a row. And then 102 for another week. We just supported him with sips of water and whatever he could hold down. IT was awful.
I want to say YAY peanut butter is getting a bad rap but salmonella scares me so much I could cry now 17 years later!
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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 3:38am
mandymom's picture
Joined: 09/24/2005 - 09:00

I think it's horrible. I'm not one of those who are glad that it happened. So many children have PB as a staple in their diet, including my nephews. I would hate for them to get sick. It's a horrible thing just like when they recall a candy for possibly containing nuts. Both are deadly. We don't have to worry about the PB thing because we do not allow it in the house...but think of the kids that have gotten sick and may still get sick just because they ate a PBJ. They are innocent. They just want to eat. I don't think that this scare will make a difference in peoples PB consumption though. It will be forgotten in a moment and things will continue as usual. Ugh!

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 4:50am
Lori Jo's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

I had salmonella in college. I actually passed out in the dorm hallway and the cleaning lady had to alert the authorities. I was pretty darn miserable sick. Wouldn't wish that on anyone. (Not saying anyone here is wishing it on anyone.)
I do appreciate the relief of knowing this is one food alert that has NO impact on my family. [img][/img]
My 7 yo non-PA dd last night said "too bad we can't eat PB. It's so nutritious." ??WTH?? Like the well rounded diet she gets from us is not? She's been fed a line from somewhere - not likely maliciously, but she certainly picked that up from outside the house.
Lori Jo,
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 9:16am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

I have a good friend who has a peanut allergy and she and her husband are taking care of 4 of thier grandchildren right now while their son (Dad of 3 of the kids) and Daughter (Mommy of 1 of the kids) are fighting for our country in Iraq. I was supposed to babysit the 3 year old Saturday (he's Autistic and a handful in crowds) while they took the other 3 for a birthday celebration. The 3 year old got EXTREMELY sick that morning. By evening Grandpa and another child were very ill and by today it had gone through everyone in the family EXCEPT peanut allergic Grandma! Yep, they all got salmonella from the peanut butter they had all eaten except Grandma who has a stash of Sunbutter. Poor little guy was still running a slight fever today and just wanted to be held and rocked. (I keep him on Thursday afternoons).

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 6:36am
Love my babies's picture
Joined: 03/18/2005 - 09:00

The law suits have now begun! A Missouri couple is suing ConAgra Food for illness related to p.b that was tainted. When this happened to spinach our family looked at it like it was pn, we stayed very far away from it and the stores pulled it off the shelf, I am curious to see what happens. Of course it goes without saying that I don't wish illness on anyone, I am just glad for the bad publicity on pb.

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 6:59am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Last night our local news did a story on this and interviewed a local woman that came down w/ GI symptoms after eating pb with the recalled code.
In the interview the woman kept repeating that she couldn't believe that pnbutter could make anyone sick, that she would never have imagined such a thing....
Welcome to my world.
eta: I am not happy that ANYONE is getting sick! It is awful.
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