Category Archives: Food Safety

Death by Peanut Butter

We’ve been hearing on the news and around the blogosphere about the tainted peanut butter, meaning to check our cabinets since we occasionally buy Peter Pan peanut butter (my husband’s favorite).

Imagine my surprise when we discovered that we do, in fact, have one of the recalled jars that begin with 2111:


Imagine my horror when I realize that we ate the better part of the jar already:


Here’s our dilemma – it would cost as much to send the lid to ConAgra as it would for the peanut butter in the first place. Since we obviously haven’t died or gotten sick from it, should we assume it’s salmonella-free and therefore safe to eat? Or should we just toss it?