OMAHA, Neb., Jan 28, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ConAgra Foods, Inc., today reaffirmed that Peter Pan peanut butter is not
associated with the federal government's ongoing Salmonella
investigation and expanding recall. In addition, none of the company's
other products containing any peanut or peanut based ingredients are
implicated or associated with the recall. This includes all of the
products the company makes under its branded product lines, including
Peter Pan peanut butter, as well as the products made for its food
service and store brand customers.
"Peter Pan is safe to enjoy. We are extremely confident in our safety
protocols, including stringent quality testing, for Peter Pan peanut
butter and all of our other products," said Gary Rodkin, ConAgra Foods
CEO. "We appreciate the continued loyalty and trust consumers have shown
for Peter Pan as they shop for value and wholesome goodness for their
Neither ConAgra Foods nor any of its suppliers purchase any ingredients
from the Peanut Corporation of America, which is linked to this Salmonella
investigation. Additionally, ConAgra Foods is not among the companies
that have been asked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to
consider holding or recalling their peanut-containing products due to
this ongoing Salmonella investigation.
For more information regarding this investigation, visit the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration Web site www.fda.gov
or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site www.cdc.gov/salmonella.
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's leading food
companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers
find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew
National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter
Pan, Reddi-wip and many ConAgra Foods brands in grocery,
convenience, mass merchandiser and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a
strong business-to-business presence, supplying potato, other vegetable,
spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants,
foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information,
please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
SOURCE: ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Stephanie Childs, 402-943-9402 (cell)