Friday, February 16, 2007

beware the peanut butter

Some batches of Peter Pan Peanut butter are packing salmonella. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the Houston Independent School District has begun confiscating home-made peanut butter sandwiches and replacing them with school-made ones:
The Houston Independent School District, the largest in the state, confiscated all peanut butter sandwiches brought by students after a nationwide recall of certain brands thought to be contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria that causes illness.

The district replaced the sandwiches with cafeteria-made ones spread with an untainted brand. Other area school districts, including the state's third largest, Cypress-Fairbanks, did not follow suit.

The headlines from a Google News search reveal the tenor of the times:

Let's be careful out there.

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