I'm not sure how I got on the e-mail list, but nonetheless, when I checked my e-mails this morning, this was one of them:
Dear Loyal Consumer: In recent days, you may have heard news regarding the safety of certain types of products that contain peanut-based ingredients. We can assure you that all of the products made by ConAgra Foods, including our popular Peter Pan Peanut Butter, are safe to enjoy, and no ConAgra Foods products have been recalled. We've confirmed that none of the products we make contain any peanut ingredients made by Peanut Corporation of America, the company at the center of the government's investigation of an outbreak of salmonella-related illnesses. We also have confirmed with our suppliers that they do not purchase any ingredients from the Peanut Corporation of America. We are extremely confident in the safety protocols, including stringent quality testing, for Peter Pan Peanut Butter and our other products; and we appreciate your continued loyalty as you shop for the food your family loves. If any of your friends or family members have questions about the safety of their products, including Peter Pan Peanut Butter, please feel free to share this email with them. For more information about the government's investigation, we recommend you visit the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's website. If you have any other questions, please contact us or call 1-800-222-7370. Thank you for your loyalty and patronage of our brands. Sincerely,ConAgra Foods, maker of Peter Pan Peanut Butter In case you haven't checked this out, you can go and see exactly which foods have been recalled and which brands/stores are voluntarily pulling their products "just in case".
Something that I didn't know until this morning - jars of peanut butter that we use (Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, etc.) are not on the recall list! Those items are safe. It's crackers, snack cakes and some other things you have to watch out for. Like I said, for the whole list - visit the link above.