On February 16, 2007, “The State” Newspaper reported that six people in South Carolina, among almost 300 nationwide, had become sick with salmonella after eating either Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. Great Value is a Wal-Mart brand.
Peanut butter jars which have lids with a product code beginning “2111” may contain the peanut butter which is contaminated with salmonella. This peanut butter has been recalled by ConAgra Foods and should either be thrown out or returned to ConAgra for a refund.
Symptoms of salmonellosis may include diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting and dehydration 12-72 hours after becoming infected. The illness usually lasts 4-7 days. Approximately 40,000 people in the United States become sick each year from salmonella poisoning according to the Center for Disease Control. Salmonellosis kills approximately 600 people each year.
If you or someone you know has contracted salmonellosis since August 2006 and you suspect it was a result of eating either Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter beginning with product code “2111” you should contact a South Carolina Personal Injury lawyer to discuss whether or not you may have a claim. At the Louthian Law Firm, you can speak with one of our lawyers for free with no obligation.