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The first three, of many, lawsuits filed against ConAgra.

At least three lawsuits have been filed nationwide against ConAgra Foods Inc. alleging that salmonella-tainted peanut butter have made the plaintiffs sick. ConAgra has not commented on the lawsuits other than to say consumers safety is its top priority and to advise consumers to discard the suspected salmonella-tainted Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter jars.

This lawyer advises consumers that are contemplating making a claim or filing a lawsuit to maintain the jars, they may be essential evidence in any claim or lawsuit. Keep the jar sealed and enclosed in an sealed bag or container. Do not tamper with the jars content. Do not clean the jar out. Certainly, do not consume any of the suspected peanut butter.

Although we are assisting a number of people who believe that their food poisoning symptoms are linked to salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter, we are not to the point of filing lawsuits. We are still investigating the facts, collecting records and have no test results confirming the presences of salmonella.

Salmonella can cause fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and really bad attitude. Reports indicate that over 300 people nationwide have been sickened by the tainted peanut butter. If the calls into our office are any indications, there are thousands and thousands of cases. People didn’t know where they contacted the foodborne illness until the news reports tipped them to the Peter Pan peanut butter jar in their pantry. Some have said they have had repeated outbreaks in their family over time. They didn’t know and kept serving their children the tainted peanut butter.

About 600 people a year die from Salmonella and another 40,000 are sickened.

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