The Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is warning consumers to get rid of certain jars of peanut butter that could be causing salmonella.
The two brands being recalled are Peter Pan peanut butter and Great Value peanut butter. These products were on the shelves in Savannah stores, but they have now been pulled.
The jars in question were processed at a Sylvester, Georgia plant. The products have a code imprinted on the lid. Consumers should look for the number 2111.
ConAgra Foods announced the voluntary recall last night and is working with the Food and Drug Administration to see if these products may be linked to a food borne illness caused by salmonella.
As a precautionary measure, ConAgra has voluntarily shut down the plant while investigators check out the building. Symptoms to watch for include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
If you've eaten any of this peanut butter and have experienced these symptoms, you should call your doctor immediately.
Again, check your peanut butter for product code 2111 to see if yours is one of the jars being recalled.