Monthly Archives: February 2007

Don’t Throw Out Peter Pan Peanut Butter Jars!

While the FDA has expanded its consumer advisory and told consumers to discard all Peter Pan peanut butter jars if purchased after May 2006, we’re telling clients and those who contact us to save the jars, just don’t eat the peanut butter! The jars are evidence and they may need to be tested to prove that the peanut butter was contaminated with salmonella. If you or a loved one has become ill after eating the Peter Pan peanut butter, save the jar, seek medical attention immediately, and contact us if you need further information.

Baby Food Tainted with Botulism Recalled

The baby food Earth’s Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby foodhas been recalled by its manufacturer, Hain Celestial Group. This recall came on the heels of an FDA warning to consumers advising them to not use the product. The baby food in question have the following codes: 23923-20223 PFGJ14NP EXP 14 SEP 08 A; 23923-20295 13 SEP 08; and 23923-20223 PF6J14 NP EXP 14 SEP 08 A.

Peanut Butter Salmonella Poisoning Hits Florida

For the first time, the peanut butter salmonella poisoning hit Florida. Yesterday, it was determined that the first case of salmonella poisoning resulting from Peter Pan peanut butter was confirmed in Florida. If you have bought Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter, especially with a product code beginning with “2111”, don’t eat it. If anyone in your household has eaten it and experienced food poising like symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.

Peanut Butter Recall Q&A

Some of you have been asking excellent questions about the peanut butter recall. The contaminated peanut butter comes from Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. It was processed by ConAgra Foods in Sylvester Georgia. The product code begins with “2111”. If you or your children have eaten this peanut butter and became sick, DO NOT return the peanut butter to the store! This is evidence that we might need to prove your case and test the peanut butter is tainted with salmonella. If you or your child has symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, fever or dehydration, go to your doctor and explain that you want to be tested for salmonella poisoning. If you have any other questions, call me or email me.

Peanut Butter Recalled After Salmonella Link Found

Two brands of peanut butter Peter Pan and Great Value have been recalled and pulled from store shelves as they have been linked to an outbreak in salmonella. The peanut butter was processed by ConAgra Foods in its plant in Sylvester GA. Salmonella poisoning can mimic food poisoning so it’s important to consult a physician if you have any of the following symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and dehydration.

Seven States Are Pursuing Eli Lilly for Zyprexa Marketing

Attorneys General in seven states are suing the manufacturer of Zyprexa, Eli Lilly, for fraudulent marketing practices. The AG’s are looking into Eli Lilly drug reps’ practices of encouraging doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug for non-FDA approved uses. These “off-label” uses may end up costing the company more than just civil damages. These aggressive marketing practices have made Zyprexa the 7th largest drug in the world!

Medtronic Heart Device Draws More Scrutiny for Failure to Test Product

A former Medtronic engineer has drawn the attention of the FDA after he made allegations that Medtronic failed to properly test its new Concerto cardiac device for patients with congestive heart failure. The engineer, Christopher Fuller, worked at Medtronic until late 2005. Fuller has said that Medtronic didn’t properly or adequately test Concerto’s wireless capability which could result in safety issues for the cardiac patients.

Wyeth Loses Prempro Trial

A Pennsylvania state jury found Wyeth’s hormone replacement drug Prempro the culprit in a woman’s breast cancer. Wyeth was ordered to pay $1.5million in compensatory damages. Punitive damages had not been determined.
Wyeth faces about 5,000 product liability lawsuits involving Prempro which was first put on the market in 1995. Prempro remains on the market to this day.