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  • Senator calls for FDA probe into caffeinated peanut butter

    11/11/2015 7:10:05 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 10, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WASHINGTON, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to probe an unusual caffeine-infused product: peanut butter. STEEM is offering peanut butter in Connecticut and Massachusetts that the company says contains the same amount of caffeine in 2 tablespoons as would be found in two cups of coffee. "STEEM is designed to provide a consistent release of sustained energy and the naturally slow digestion of peanut butter is the key to that. STEEM delivers protein, electrolytes and caffeine, granting you hours of endurance and focus, and freeing you from distractions like hunger and fatigue," the company...
  • Peanut Butter Hummus -- delicious! (vanity)

    02/18/2015 3:44:35 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    I live out in the sticks and can't find the major ingredient of hummus (i.e. tahini). Found several recipes for hummus using natural peanut butter. Made some and it is wonderful.Here's a link to the source for the recipe I used...recipe for peanut butter hummus.Ate it for dinner tonight with raw broccoli.Wow!
  • Scientists Take Big Step Toward Peanut Allergy Cure

    01/29/2015 10:20:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies ^ | Posted Jan 28, 2015 1:08 PM CST | By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    (Newser) – As many as three million Americans may be allergic to peanuts, the Huffington Post has reported, with one study suggesting that the number of kids with the allergy doubled between 1997 and 2002. But those who are affected may have a reason to smile: A new study could point the way to a cure for the condition, the Australian Associated Press reports via the Guardian. For a year and a half, 30 kids with the allergy were given peanut protein plus a probiotic every day; another 30 received a placebo, researchers at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute report....
  • The secret histories of 6 ubiquitous American foods

    12/29/2014 11:42:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | December 26, 2014 | Therese Oneill
    In much the same way most American homes have different half-filled tubes of sunblock, off-sized batteries, and calculators that can't be thrown away, most American homes have the six following foods. We may not eat them often, or even like them, but we still keep them on hand. They're just part of what make a home a home — even if we forget why. Here, the largely forgotten histories of six American staples. 1. Tuna fish During the 20th century tuna fish was one America's most purchased proteins — but it didn't happen without a dash of ingenuity. In 1903,...
  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 3:18:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 152 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Arlene Becker Zarmi
    One of my husband ‘s favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and a pickle on rye. Elvis Presley liked his peanut butter sandwiches with banana and bacon, and Hemingway liked thick onion slices in his. Ninety-four percent of American households have a jar on hand. The stuff lasts forever, so in a nuclear war situation you can always rely on it for sustenance. It can be stored safely unrefrigerated for two years. I, on the other hand, have a love/hate relationship with it, and if I do ever eat it, I do so in the traditional manner, as a solo spread...
  • Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    11/04/2013 7:26:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/13 | Carey Nershi
    I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict. One that had an especially strong penchant for candy. And while I've managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats. Being able to create them without preservatives or strange ingredients makes this a justifiable weakness, I'd dare say.
  • Finally, An Advancement In Peanut Butter Jar Technology

    07/28/2013 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 82 replies ^ | July 26, 2013 | Laura Northrup
    Does that last bit of mayonnaise or peanut butter at the bottom of a jar really bother you? I usually hand the jar over to my dog and let her take care of it, but for some reason not everyone has a dog. That’s why some entrepreneurs have harnessed the technology behind deodorant sticks to eliminate this problem.
  • Peanut butter recall expands to major retailers

    10/03/2012 8:46:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    -excerpt- New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. has expanded its recall of peanut butter and almond butter to include cashew butters, tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products. -excerpt- In addition to Trader Joe's, the recall over the past week has included some nut butters and nut products sold at Whole Foods Market, Target, Safeway, Fresh & Easy, Harry and David, Sprouts, Heinen's, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and several other stores. -excerpt- Some of the brand names included in the recall are Target's Archer Farms, Safeway's Open Nature, Earth Balance, Fresh & Easy, Late July, Heinen's,...
  • Trader Joe's recalls peanut butter

    09/23/2012 3:43:41 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    The grocery store chain Trader Joe's is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states.
  • Ohio Thief Steals $600-Worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

    06/20/2012 5:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey
    A Lorain, Ohio, Sunoco is having trouble with a “Reese Cup bandit.” A repeat thief has stolen $400- to $600-worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups from the Sunoco in the past several months, according to Lorain Police. He returned to the Oberlin Avenue store at 1 a.m. Tuesday and stole an unknown amount of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a bag of chips. The clerk working at the Sunoco Tuesday blocked the door but the thief pushed his way past him, police said. The clerk was not injured. Employees of the Sunoco have nicknamed the thief the “Reese Cup bandit.”...
  • Cops Bust Naked Burglar Covered In Chocolate, Peanut Butter ('Toothman' faces multiple charges)

    02/03/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    FEBRUARY 3--A naked burglar covered in chocolate and peanut butter was arrested early Tuesday after workers found him inside a Kentucky supermarket. Andrew Toothman, 22, was collared by State Police troopers who responded to a 911 call from the Food World IGA market in the city of Neon (pop. 770). Pictured in the above mug shot, Toothman was charged with burglary, criminal mischief, and indecent exposure. A court citation filed yesterday notes that Toothman--who was only wearing a pair of black boots--had “peanut butter and chocolate smeared all over person.”
  • Peanut butter recall

    11/17/2011 5:14:58 AM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    wtam ^ | 11/17/11
    (Orrville) - J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in several states because of possible salmonella contamination. The Orrville, Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so. They have ``best if used by'' dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004. Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization. Smucker says no illnesses have been reported. The product was distributed in: Arkansas,...
  • Time To Stock Up: The Price Of Peanut Butter Is Set to Soar 40% In the Next Two Weeks

    10/19/2011 5:53:23 PM PDT · by dennisw · 28 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | October 18th, 2011 | Mac Slavo
    After having risen over 30% in just the last year, peanut crop damage is forcing wholesalers and grocery store retail chains to raise the price of this prepper staple as much as 40% in the next two weeks: Another hot, dry summer has devastated this year’s peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing peanut-butter brands including J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif, Unilever NV’s Skippy and ConAgra Foods Inc.’s Peter Pan into startling price increases. Wholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a...
  • Time To Stock Up: The Price Of Peanut Butter Is Set To Soar 40% In The Next Two Weeks

    10/18/2011 4:52:02 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-18-2011 | Mac Slavo
    <p>Another hot, dry summer has devastated this year’s peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing peanut-butter brands including J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif, Unilever NV’s Skippy and ConAgra Foods Inc.’s Peter Pan into startling price increases.</p> <p>Wholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a couple weeks. Unilever wouldn’t comment on its pricing plans, but a spokesman for Wegmans Food Markets, the closely held supermarket chain in the Northeast U.S., said wholesale prices for all brands it carries, including Skippy, are 30% to 35% higher than a year ago.</p>
  • Peanut shortage sends peanut butter prices soaring

    10/11/2011 5:55:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | JESSICA NAUDZIUNAS
    “Nobody on the supply chain can absorb that sort of price increase,” said peanut broker Richard Barnhill in Albany, Ga. “So the manufacturer will have to pay more for the peanuts, and they’ll have to pass that on in their wholesale prices to the retailers, and the retailers will have to pass that on to the consumers — squarely in the marketplace late this fall, or by January for sure.” Some of the early signs: Smucker plans to discontinue its less popular lines of Jif peanut butter to free up product for some of its better-selling mainstays, such as Creamy...
  • Peanut Butter Prices Are Rising By 24 to 40 Percent

    10/10/2011 7:11:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 71 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | 10/10/2011 - 10:08am | By Julie Kent
    You can now add peanut butter, a long-time recession staple food item, to the list of things that "the 99 percent" may no longer be able to afford. Thanks to droughts, the price of peanut butter has gone up from $450 a ton to $1,150 a ton in just one year and now peanut butter makers are about to pass on the increased costs to consumers. The Wall Street Journal reports that wholesale prices for Jif are going up 30 percent beginning in November. Peter Pan will increase its prices by as much as 24 percent in a couple of...
  • The best pb for your j

    09/17/2010 2:42:47 PM PDT · by Jaded · 51 replies
    Cooking Light / Yahoo ^ | 9/17/10 | Cooking Light
    Besides crunchy and creamy versions, you can find peanut butters labeled “low-sugar,” “low-sodium,” “no trans fats,” even “made with Valencia peanuts.” Regardless of the touts, most are made the same way: Peanuts are roasted, ground with salt and sugar, then mixed with an added fat component to prevent separation. During testing, we found some spreads so pasty we got an upper-body workout stirring them; other “spreads” ripped bread. A few had the aroma and flavor of just-ground glory―abundantly peanutty and perfect for spooning right out of the container. In the end, several staffers decided to ditch their household brand for...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon" (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

    05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 935+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon' A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said...
  • Officers Caught in Nasty Dog-Licking Scandal

    04/29/2010 5:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies · 886+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Apr 29, 2010 | TODD WRIGHT
    Dog ate out of peanut butter jar, which was then put back on the shelf for unsuspecting officers If a Fort Lauderdale police officer offers you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, run away. Several high-ranking officers are under investigation and could face criminal charges for letting a dog eat out of a peanut butter jar and then placing it back on the shelf for other unsuspecting officers to use, according to the South Florida Times. It's unclear how many officers ate the contaminated peanut butter, but the prank wasn't discovered until after a detective realized he had caught several...
  • Peanut Butter 'Wards Off Heart Disease'

    06/25/2009 12:28:54 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 80 replies · 2,545+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4:50 PM on 25th June 2009
    Peanut butter sandwiches, favoured by cartoon character Charlie Brown, could be the secret to beating heart disease, according to new research. A study in the US reveals snacking on peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can nearly halve the risk of a heart attack. A team of experts at Harvard Medical School in Boston came up with the findings after studying the eating habits of thousands of women with type two diabetes. The condition dramatically increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Poor diet and lifestyle has led to a surge in the numbers affected...
  • April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly day

    04/02/2009 3:56:37 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 13 replies · 650+ views ^ | 03/31/09 | hmcpherson
    What you may not know is that the purple Concord grape jelly many people associate with the traditional PB&J was introduced by Welch’s in 1923, just two years before the founding of Skippy. But historians didn’t make reference to the sandwich until the 1940s. In fact, the first mention of the sandwich came during World War II, when peanut butter and jelly sandwiches became part of the US military rations. While soldiers enjoyed them abroad, word got out here at home about the concoction and with limited supplies of meats and milks Americans adopted the sandwich as a low-cost meal....
  • Peanut Butter Recall - what to do? [Please Help - vanity post]

    03/10/2009 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 47 replies · 961+ views
    Maybe Silly Vanity | Just Now | Moi
    OK, sorry for this little (possibly) silly vanity post, but about 2 months ago I purchased a package of "Austin" brand "Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter" from a vending machine at work, just before the recall thing was starting to make headlines ... never ate them, just let 'em sit in the drawer until I could check out if they were on the recall list. Today I checked the FDA site and sure enough these are on the list. Upon checking the FAQ at FDA, it says to 'destroy them in a manner such as that they cannot be consumed',...
  • It’s Organic, but Does That Mean It’s Safer? (No!)

    03/04/2009 9:48:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 555+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2009 | Kim Severson and Andrew Martin
    The national outbreak of salmonella in products with peanuts has been particularly unsettling for shoppers []who think organic food is safer. The plants in Texas and Georgia that were sending out contaminated peanut butter and ground peanut products had something else besides rodent infestation, mold and bird droppings. They also had federal organic certification. “Why is organic peanut butter better than Jif?” said Ms. Devlin-Sample, a nurse practitioner from Pelham, N.Y. “I have no idea. If we’re getting salmonella from peanut butter, all bets are off.” Although the rules governing organic food require health inspections and pest-management plans, organic certification...
  • Accidental Discovery Has Potential To Keep Food And Drugs Safer And Fresher Longer

    02/06/2009 2:36:35 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 707+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | Feb. 6, 2009
    A recent discovery at Case Western Reserve University may help keep food and drugs safer and fresher longer and electronic equipment dryer and more secure than ever before The finding involves a nanotechnology-based technique to block the transport of damaging gases through a polymer, making it stronger while using less material. It was made in the labs of the National Science Foundation-supported Center for Layered Polymeric Systems at the Case School of Engineering.
  • Recall of Peanut-Containing Products: Salmonella Typhimurium (FDA)

    01/31/2009 2:28:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 772+ views
    FDA ^ | January 31, 2009 | NA
    A combination of epidemiological analysis and laboratory testing by state officials in Minnesota and Connecticut, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have enabled FDA to confirm that the sources of the outbreak of illnesses caused by Salmonella Typhimurium are peanut butter and peanut paste produced by the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) at its Blakely, Georgia processing plant. Peanut butter is sold by PCA in bulk containers ranging in size from five (5) to 1,700 pounds. The peanut paste is sold in sizes ranging from 35-pound containers to product sold by...
  • Recalls: trail mix, NutriSystem bars, ice cream

    01/31/2009 9:29:40 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 36 replies · 1,890+ views ^ | 01/31/09 | AP
    The following recalls have been announced:
  • FDA Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls

    01/20/2009 9:23:11 PM PST · by pillut48 · 9 replies · 646+ views
    U.S. Food & Drug Administration ^ | 12 PM January 20, 2009 | U.S.FDA
    Search for Peanut Butter Product Recalls Information current as of 12 PM January 20, 2009 Peanut Butter Product Recall (Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak): Main Page Note: This list includes food recalls since January 2009 related to peanut butter and peanut paste recalled by Peanut Corporation of America. This list will be updated as new information is received. This information is current as of the date indicated. Once included, all food recalls will remain listed. If we learn that any information is not accurate, we will revise the list as soon as possible.
  • Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

    01/07/2009 6:13:36 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 87 replies · 2,461+ views ^ | 01/07/09 | AP
    ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.
  • Can Peanut Butter and Jelly Save the World? (Global Warming Kookiness)

    01/13/2009 5:08:25 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies · 816+ views ^ | January 13, 2009 | Unlisted
    (Eating plant-based meals conserves natural resources and slows global warming) Looking for small ways to make a big difference for the environment? Why not start by making yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? As members of the PB&J Campaign1 (no, I’m not kidding) like to say, “You don’t have to change your whole diet to change the world. Just start with lunch.” Eating a plant-based lunch (such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bean burrito, vegetarian chili, or a hearty salad) instead of an animal-based lunch (such as a hamburger, a tuna or grilled cheese sandwich, fish...
  • More recalls of peanut butter products announced [Kellogg, General Mills, Meijer, Kroger]

    01/20/2009 6:41:18 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 18 replies · 2,492+ views
    AP via ^ | January 20th, 2009 | Emily Fredrix
    <p>Kellogg had recalled 16 products last week because of the possibility of salmonella contamination.</p> <p>On Monday, the company based in Battle Creek, Mich., said the Food and Drug Administration confirmed contamination in a single package of Austin Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter.</p>
  • Stop eating foods containing peanut butter, FDA says

    01/20/2009 5:11:05 PM PST · by ff52051 · 32 replies · 1,373+ views
    The Food and Drug Administration is asking consumers to temporarily stop eating all foods containing peanut butter - this, as investigators work to find the source of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter and peanut butter paste. So far, more than 470 people in 43 states have gotten sick. At least 90 people have been hospitalized and six have died. Investigators are focusing on bulk tubs of peanut butter produced at the Peanut Corporation of America's Georgia facility. Its products were distributed to nursing homes and to food companies.
  • Little Debbie peanut butter crackers recalled

    01/18/2009 9:27:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 2,969+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The company that sells Little Debbie snacks announced a recall Sunday of peanut butter crackers because of a potential link to a deadly salmonella outbreak. The voluntary recall came one day after the government advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.
  • Consumers urged to use caution eating peanut butter (and products containing peanut pastes) - UPDATE

    01/17/2009 9:41:17 PM PST · by lainie · 83 replies · 4,754+ views
    cnn ^ | 1-17-2009
    (CNN) -- Federal officials are urging consumers to put off eating foods that contain peanut butter until they can be they are sure they do not contain products manufactured by the Peanut Corp. of America, some of which were found to contain salmonella. A salmonella outbreak has sickened almost 500 people and killed at least six. Food and Drug Administration officials said Saturday that peanut butter and peanut paste made from ground roasted peanuts, manufactured in Peanut Corp.'s Blakely, Georgia, plant were found to contain the bacteria, although a direct link to the strain that has now sickened 474 people...
  • Peanut butter probe expands; takes on new urgency

    01/16/2009 9:13:12 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 24 replies · 1,229+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 16, 2008 | KATE BRUMBACK and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON – The latest national food safety investigation took on new urgency Friday as federal officials confirmed salmonella contamination at a Georgia facility that ships peanut products to 85 food companies. On Capitol Hill, the House Energy and Commerce Committee requested records as it opened its own inquiry. The outbreak has sickened hundreds of people in 43 states and killed at least six. Earlier this week, it prompted Kellogg to pull some of its venerable Keebler crackers from store shelves, as a precaution. Although the investigation has gone into high gear, Food and Drug Administration officials say much of their...
  • CDC: Tainted peanut butter, 3 deaths may be linked

    01/13/2009 4:28:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1,014+ views
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | January 13, 2009 | Elizabeth Dunbar
    MINNEAPOLIS – The salmonella bacteria that has sickened more than 400 people in 43 states has been conclusively linked to peanut butter, Minnesota health officials announced Monday. Federal officials said the outbreak may have contributed to three deaths. State health and agriculture officials said last week they had found salmonella bacteria in a 5-pound package of King Nut peanut butter at a nursing facility in Minnesota. Officials tested the bacteria over the weekend and found a genetic match with the bacterial strain that has led to 30 illnesses in Minnesota and others across the country. "The commonality among all of...
  • Celebrate Elvis Presley's birthday with peanut butter!

    01/08/2009 11:42:15 AM PST · by potlatch · 192 replies · 3,594+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 1-09-2009 | nydailynews
    "The King" has been gone for more than 30 years, but that hasn't stopped fans from gathering to celebrate his birthday each year - often times by chowing down on one of the "Hound Dog" crooner's favorite foods: peanut butter".
  • OAKLAND: Doughnuts help fuel cane recipient (103)

    12/31/2008 8:58:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies · 787+ views ^ | 12-31-2008 | BY COLIN HICKEY
    OAKLAND -- Coffee, doughnuts, peanut butter and cheese. Those are the staples of Elva L. Miller's diet, and they've served her well. Miller, who turned 103 in April, lives in her daughter's home with a bedroom on the second floor. On Tuesday she accepted the town's Boston Post cane in honor of being Oakland's oldest resident. "I thought there were a lot of people older than me (in Oakland)," Miller said, sitting in the music room of her daughter's Church Street home. "It is a surprise. I couldn't believe it." The tradition of the Boston Post cane goes back to...

    12/04/2008 8:45:15 AM PST · by andrew roman · 8 replies · 906+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 4 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    The sad tendency in America these days is that the needs of the few - in many cases, the very few - are given priority over the rights of the majority, and almost always at the expense of liberty.Frankly, it is a repulsive trend.I have, in previous articles, called this the Tyranny of Equality - born out of a sense of sick, arrant entitlement - with the devitalizing aim of making sure that every single human being alive in America is not only treated exactly the same, but that no one anywhere at anytime is inconvenienced, insulted, or made to...
  • 13-year-old charged with felony ENDANGERED A STUDENT ALLERGIC TO PEANUTS

    04/21/2008 10:59:10 AM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 68 replies · 150+ views
    Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ^ | April 19, 2008 | Steve Lannen
    A Morton Middle School eighth-grader faces felony charges after putting crumbled peanut butter cookies in the lunch box of another student with a severe allergy to peanuts.
  • Overland Park (KS) woman wins cooking contest — and $100,000 (Banana Ice Cream w/ peanut butter)

    10/11/2007 10:55:54 AM PDT · by Huntress · 10 replies · 213+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/9/07 | Jennifer Bhargava
    Lindsay Weiss of Overland Park is the grand prize winner of the Southern Living Cook-Off. She was awarded $100,000 for her recipe Roasted Banana Ice Cream with Warm Peanut Butter Sauce, which is now featured on Southern Living magazine’s Web site, “My husband and I sat through the entire ceremony — two and a half hours — and when my name was called, I was in complete and utter shock,” said Weiss, who traveled to Birmingham, Ala., for the contest. “I was not expecting it at all.” The mother of two created her recipe last spring when she was...
  • FDA Widens Peanut Butter Warning

    02/20/2007 5:37:21 PM PST · by xcamel · 50 replies · 1,737+ views
    ConsumerAffairs.Com ^ | February 18, 2007 | Truman Lewis
    First Lawsuit Filed Against ConAgra; Many More expected The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a broader warning, says that all Peter Pan peanut butter purchased since May 2006 should be discarded. The agency had earlier said that certain batches of Peter Pan and Wal-Mart's Great Value brand peanut butter -- those with a product code on the lid beginning with 2111 -- might contain salmonella. Meanwhile, in Sylvester, Georgia, government and company investigators are swarming over the ConAgra Foods plant, trying to determine how salmonella got into batches of the peanut butter, admidst rapidly increasing reports of consumer illness...
  • Peanut butter recall - Evidence of tampering?

    02/16/2007 8:11:14 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 52 replies · 1,673+ views
    After news of the recall on Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter, we checked our pantry for the stuff, since we buy Great Value. Sure enough one of the cans we had bore the serial number of the contaminated stuff. This recalled to mind the fact that we had purchased another jar several weeks ago, and when opened, we found the seal had been tampered with, so we did not use it. We just threw that one away. We bought a second jar soon after, and found that it too had been tampered with! This was a few weeks...
  • FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter

    02/15/2007 9:01:22 AM PST · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 24 replies · 1,297+ views
    FDA ^ | 2/14/2007 | FDA
    FDA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P07-21 February 14, 2007 Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter Product May be Contaminated With Salmonella The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness). The affected jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter have a product code located on the lid of the jar that...
  • FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter

    02/14/2007 9:35:51 PM PST · by Buddy B · 292 replies · 5,578+ views
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ^ | February 14, 2007 | Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    FDA News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE P07-21 February 14, 2007 Media Inquiries: 301-827-6242 Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA Warns Consumers Not to Eat Certain Jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Great Value Peanut Butter Product May be Contaminated With Salmonella The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat certain jars of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great Value peanut butter due to risk of contamination with Salmonella Tennessee (a bacterium that causes foodborne illness). The affected jars of Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter have a product code located on the lid of the jar that...
  • Coroner: Lack of Oxygen, Not Peanut Butter, Killed Girl

    03/06/2006 3:48:50 PM PST · by ferri · 30 replies · 1,063+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | Monday, March 06, 2006
    MONTREAL — A lack of oxygen to the brain likely played a role in the death of a teenager once thought to have died of a peanut allergy after kissing her boyfriend who had just eaten peanut butter, a Quebec coroner said Monday. Coroner Michel Miron told The Associated Press that it appeared that Christina Desforges, 15, had suffered from "cerebral anoxia," or a lack of oxygen to the brain, which caused serious damage. He provided no further details — other than to say that no foul play was suspected in Desforges' death — because he has yet to submit...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ELECTION 2006 Jimmy Carter's son eyes U.S. Senate run

    01/21/2006 8:58:56 PM PST · by diverteach · 58 replies · 1,315+ views ^ | January 21, 2006 |
    Nevada resident finding ex-president's reputation no help to campaign – 61% don't recognize name Posted: January 21, 2006 5:05 p.m. Eastern © 2006 Jack Carter, son of the 39th U.S. president, isn't getting any help in his planned run for one of Nevada's U.S. Senate seats from his famous father – polls show 61 percent of people in the state don't even recognize his name. Jack Carter Carter, who has lived in Las Vegas since 2003 and is one of four children of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, announced yesterday he would seek the seat held by Nevada's junior senator...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • When good fruit goes bad(PHOTO)

    12/09/2005 12:08:11 PM PST · by Read2Know · 41 replies · 1,989+ views
    Post-Star ^ | 12/09/2005 | DON LEHMAN
    HUDSON FALLS -- Banana Boy is supposed to be a superhero. But his powers couldn't get him out of a trip to the village police station Thursday afternoon. An actor playing the part of a mythical superhero by the name of Banana Boy was arrested Thursday along with two of his friends after police came upon what appeared to be a fight in a Main Street parking lot. They came under police scrutiny because they were acting out a fight in which one of the actors, Luke Van Scoy, 17, of South Glens Falls, accosted a man wearing a large...
  • Boyfriend Unaware of Deadly Peanut Allergy (Update)

    11/30/2005 5:40:53 PM PST · by jdm · 107 replies · 2,596+ views
    AP ^ | November 30, 2005 | PHIL COUVRETTE
    Thinking she was having an asthma attack, Christina Desforges burst into a friend's room and woke him in a desperate search for medicine. Friends called an ambulance as her breathing grew labored, but Desforges collapsed a moment after she stepped outside. She died four days later. It quickly became clear the 15-year-old girl succumbed to a peanut allergy _ not from nuts she ate, but a peanut-butter sandwich her boyfriend had consumed before kissing her that day. A friend of the couple said in a television interview that Desforges' boyfriend and other companions had no idea she was allergic to...