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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reportedly is calling for consumers to throw out any Peter Pan peanut butter bought since May 2006, broadening the warnings it issued last week when salmonella-contaminated peanut butter was found to have sickened more than 290 people in 39 states.

ConAgra, maker of the Peter Pan brand, said last week that it was trying to determine what caused the contamination, and speculation seems to be fixed on dirty equipment.

The salmonella also was found in some jars of Wal-Mart’s Great Value private label peanut butter, also made by ConAgra.
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