ConAgra says Peter Pan Will Return to Stores Starting This Month

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Peter Pan peanut butter will return to stores this month with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee to reassure consumers that ConAgra Foods has fixed the problems that allowed
salmonella to contaminate the product.

ConAgra said today that its peanut butter will begin appearing on store shelves this month, but it can't predict when stores nationwide will resume selling Peter Pan.

The Nebraska-based company recalled all its peanut butter in February after government investigators linked the bacteria outbreak to ConAgra's Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.

Wal-Mart has continued selling Great Value peanut butter - its store brand - that is made by different suppliers, but Peter Pan has yet to return to stores.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked the peanut butter to the illnesses of more than 625 people in 47 states, including Alabama.

ConAgra faces several lawsuits filed by people who say they became ill after eating Peter Pan.

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