Saturday, March 28, 2009


The popularity of peanut butter is spreading once again, but some people say they're not ready to partake just yet.

The salmonella outbreak related to peanut butter products earlier this year shook up
the peanut butter industry and consumers, but health officials say the peanut butter in jars in stores are once again safe to eat.

"I'd eat peanut butter right now because it never affected jars. The products linked to the salmonella outbreak have been removed from store shelves," said Kathy Lynn,a once Jiffy fan .

In January, 125 products containing peanut butter and peanut paste from a Georgia plant were recalled because of salmonella contamination.

The salmonella outbreak sickened more than 600 people and contributed to at least nine deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Many stores around the nation took peanut butter and products made with peanut butter off their shelves, but name-brand peanut butter and some related products have made their way back.

"Maybe I'll eat peanut butter again in the future, but right now, eating it is a big no-no," Kathy said.

But my friend said she purchased a jar of Jif peanut butter a week ago.

"I love peanut butter sandwiches, and I won't stop eating them," she said. "There's always some type of food outbreak, and people eventually start eating that type of food again that caused the outbreak."

Some people eat peanut butter sandwiches as a snack and as a meal, Since the incident, my family just threw away all the crackers that had peanut butter in it, would you or are eating peanut butter yet? Tell us we would love to hear from you.



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