A class action lawsuit was filed against ConAgra Tuesday in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of named plaintiffs James Daniels and Linda Oswald, and all other individuals who became ill with Salmonella infections after consuming Salmonella-contaminated Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter. The plaintiffs are represented by Marler Clark, the Seattle-based law firm that has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella, E. coli, and other foodborne illness outbreaks.

“We have been contacted by over 2,200 families who consumed peanut butter and are looking to pursue legal claims against ConAgra since the FDA announced the recall of ConAgra-manufactured peanut butter on February 14th,” said William Marler, managing partner of Marler Clark. “We feel that a class action is the most efficient means for achieving fair compensation for people who were not hospitalized, but have strong evidence of a Salmonella infection.”

Marler pointed out that the Class Action excludes any individuals who were hospitalized or died as a result of their illnesses. Marler Clark has been contacted by hundreds of people who were hospitalized as a result of their Salmonella infections, and is investigating three deaths that may be tied to this outbreak. “Those people suffered more severe injuries than the majority of people we have been contacted by, and we will pursue individual claims on their behalf,” added Marler.

The proposed class includes all persons who:

(1) Purchased Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter since May 2006 with a product-code beginning with 2111 imprinted on the lid; and

(2) As a result suffered either
(a) A lab-confirmed Salmonella infection, or
(b)Symptoms consistent with a Salmonella infection – i.e., fever, abdominal cramps, headache, and diarrhea – that otherwise fit the CDC case-definition for the subject outbreak.

  • Carol Suppan

    I have had numerous bouts of diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain since last fall and have two jars of Peter Pan with the code on it.

  • Paul

    me too as well. my 2 daughters have both had upset tummies/cramps/diarrhea that couldn’t logically be associated with anything at the time until the story finally broke about the possible contamination. Very debilitating because when they weren’t feeling good, a nice comforting peanut butter & jam sandwhich seemed so harmless to eat but may have contributed further to the illness.

  • Willie Franklin

    My son is 1 years old and loves peanut butter and only eats peter pan and one night he just starts vomiting and diarreha with fever.this went on for 6 days and the doctors didn’t know what was wrong he had seen the doctors for days.

  • Delvan L Bushnell

    Feb 22 2007
    I have ate a lot Peter Pan Peanut Butter in the last year.and have had a large amount of gas.
    I had a colonoscopy Feb 6th 2007 and found out I have rectal cancer. I do not know if this has anything to do with it.
    I have 2 jars of peanut that start with 2111.
    1 is almost empty and the other has not been opened.
    My family has never had any cancer except skin cancer. I start chemo and radiation Feb 26th.

  • Ibia Zenon

    I also had a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter jar starting with the 2111. My son 20 years old has been having stomach pains and cramps. I have had headaches and stomach pains and also diarreas probably due to the peanut butter.

  • Ibia Zenon

    I also had a jar of Peter Pan peanut butter jar starting with the 2111. My son 20 years old has been having stomach pains and cramps. I have had headaches and stomach pains and also diarreas probably due to the peanut butter.

  • Nicole

    I also have 2 jars of Peter Pan peanut butter. Both starting with 2111. My 7 year old was sick for over 3 weeks at the end of last year. At the time I took him to his Dr. and his Dr. told me to take him to the ER as he was in so much pain he couldn’t examine him. Both visits are documented, but there was no blood or stool samples done. I’m in the process of obtaining his medical records at this time.

  • Deborah Quinto

    I have been sick I thought with the flu,,,cramps diaraea…bad headaches….looked in my cabinet and I have a jar half full of the peanut butter…I love peterpan peanutbutter…..this is sick…please let me know what to do!!!

  • William

    William – February 26, 2007
    I still have about 3/4 of a jar of the Peter Pan PB. My symptoms, if associated, is that I have had a low grade fever for about 3 to 4 months and flu type body soreness that my doctor was not able to diagnose. I have not gone back to my doctor since the news about the PB came out.

  • Sandra

    3 of the five people in my family suffered flu like syptoms after eating over half a jar of this peanutbutter with the code starting 2111. Shortly after taking my children to the doctor this report came out.

  • clark

    I returned both peter pan and the wal mart brand both with 2111 to wal mart. I got a in store gift card with for returning the used jars. Did I mess up my not keeping the used jars?

  • Jane

    I was violently ill a month ago and recognized the symptoms as food poisoning. I threw over 300 dollars worth of food out of the fridge not knowing what to suspect. then less than a week later , the evening news tell me about the peanut butter recall. The peannut butter was the last thing I would have suspected, but it was the recalled batch I had used for the fist time 2 hours before I became ill.Apparently they had know about the possible contamination for weeks before the recall. I did not have to puke violently for 6 hours , along with cramps and diahhreah and a wanging headache, , if they HAD bothered to recall thsi stuff promptly

  • Jane

    I was violently ill a month ago and recognized the symptoms as food poisoning. I threw over 300 dollars worth of food out of the fridge not knowing what to suspect. then less than a week later , the evening news tell me about the peanut butter recall. The peanut butter was the last thing I would have suspected, but it was the recalled batch I had used for the fist time 2 hours before I became ill.Apparently they had know about the possible contamination for weeks before the recall. I did not have to puke violently for 6 hours , along with cramps and diahhrea and a wanging headache, , if they HAD bothered to recall this stuff promptly

  • Mary Jackson

    I had diarrhea , abdmonial, cramping, vomiting and nausea. I thought I had a stomach flu until I read about the recall on peter pan peanut butter. I returned a half empty jar to superlo foods. I have a receipt and all the coding numbers from the returned jar. Can I still file a claim?

  • Donna Howell

    I have a six pound tub from Sam’s Club with the recall numbers 2111. The numbers are on the side on the tub with this size. I had these symtoms around first of January. Cramps, diarrhea, headache and a low fever. ConAgra advised me to return to Sam’s Club. I have not had a chance to do that yet. What should I do?

  • natasha braun

    sure enough my 3 year old son had gotten sick after eating the peter pan peanut butter. I still have the 3/4 empty jar with the numbers starting at 2111. I also have the info from the hospital and the paperwork from his doctor saying that it was some type of food illness.
    856-376-3468

  • Jordan Partlow

    I had bought the peanut butter at Wegmans in Wilkes-Barre, Pa and both myself and my children had stomach and diarrea. I have the lid of the jar.

  • RPP

    I HAVE A JAR OF PETER PAN PEAUNT BUTTER THAT I HAVE THE 2111 CODE ON IT.OVER HALF THE JAR IS GONE AND I DID PURCHASE IT FROM WALMART IN MY AREA.I DID HAVE SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN AND A HEADACHE FOR SEVERAL DAYS BUT DID NOT GO TO THE DOCTORS OR THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT IT MAY HAVE BEEN A STOMACH VIRUS.IT HAD THESE SYMTOMS FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND A COUPLE OF DAYS AND THEY EVENTUALLY WENT AWAY ON ITS OWN.I DID HAVE VOMITING ALSO.I TOOK ALEVE BUT I COULD NOT HOLD DOWN MY FOOD.SHOULD I THROUW AWAY THAT JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER OR TAKE IT BACK T WALMART FOR A REFUND?

  • Aimee Brooks

    Hello,
    My 2 year old, who lives on peanut butter, became very ill, Feb 7th. She had a high fever, diarrhea, severe vomiting and dehydration. We took her to the E.R. They said she said the flu (which they said would last 3-5 days, she was sick for 8 days). At that point the peanut butter had not been recalled and it was flu season. Could she have had possible a touch of both? I had 2 jars of the recalled peanut butter and we had just finished a jar which had already been thrown away, so I didn’t have the product code. How do you participate the the class action lawsuit if you don’t have a confirmed diagnosis? Thank you for the info.

  • Lana Crollay

    I got severe stomach pains and had severe bronchitis at the same time (which I never get). Don’t know if this was coincidental, but went to my doctor, who treated me for the bronchitis but not the stomach pain. She said that I could come back later & get checked for diverticulitis. Then I found out about the peanut butter recall. I had eaten at least 3 or 4 jars of the Peter Pan and still have all 4 of the jar lids with the recalled numbers on them. I was sick with the stomach pain for several weeks. Please inform me as to what I should do. Thank you very much.

  • Ronald McCroden

    I have two of the bottles ending in 2111, and I saved the empty bottles, after a miserable few weeks of abdominal cramping, gas, headaches, and nausea for me and my family. We did eat the whole two bottles, but we were unable to pin it on one single thing we were eating at that time, and we (my wife and son) did not seek emergency service, however we all had the symptoms. They have since subsided, and now we know what it was from. What know? We saved the bottles.

  • Ronald McCroden

    I have two of the bottles ending in 2111, and I saved the empty bottles, after a miserable few weeks of abdominal cramping, gas, headaches, and nausea for me and my family. We did eat the whole two bottles, but we were unable to pin it on one single thing we were eating at that time, and we (my wife and son) did not seek emergency service, however we all had the symptoms. They have since subsided, and now we know what it was from. What know? We saved the bottles.

  • Marge

    I also have kept both jars of the Peter Pan peanut butter. My family and pet, yes our dog gets a small dollop as a daily treat, experienced salmonella symptoms. Next steps?

  • SANDY

    Me and my daughter gotten sick from the peanut butter. We had diarrhea, vomiting, headaches and severe stomach cramps. However, we didnt seek medical attention, the illness occured during the 1st week of february. I still have the jar of peanut butter with the code 2111

  • Dorothy Heck

    I ate a large peanut butter sandwich (tainted peanut butter) and became ill, causing me to miss 5 days of work. I was not officially diagnosed with food poisoning, I had all the symptoms. My doctor or I was aware of a probably food reaction. She treated it like the flu. As a result of my absence,I was terminated from my position. While my employer contends it was not because of my absence, I believe it was a substantial part of the equation. (I was not aware of any problem of performance or anything.)
    I would, at least, like to recoup the doctor’s expenses and my lost wages.
    Where do I go from here?

  • janie rowe

    My father complained of a “stomach flu” the first week of Feb.2007. Well after a fever, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and lethargy for two days my father agreed to go the doctor on the third day.Well the third day at 0805 I found my father dead. The death certificate said COPD because he died at home. Only agter cleaning his room did I discover the jar of peanutbutter with the top 2111 numbers. I still have the jar. Can it be tested? If necessary can he be tested???? Please help!

  • Pamela Armstrong

    My husband and I both became very ill, We thought we had a flu we couldn’t shake. He was seen by his Dr. Because he couldn.t work, He had to use his vacation time because of this illness & we kept our lid and I sent the Co a letter, And all we have been given is a wild goose chase. This is unfair to all whom ate this.They need to be held accountable for this.

  • jennifer

    2 of my kids got sick..one worse than the other, she missed a week of school. I still have the jar(almost empty) We thought it was the stomach flu..

  • josh

    I projectile volmitted all over my friends bathroom. I know, yuck! It didn’t get much better for the rest of the week. By the time I heard about the recall I had all but finished the jar. I’ve held onto the cap as a souvenir.

  • Georgia Hendrix

    I bought a jar of Peter Pan Peanut Butter and ate one sandwich. Then at 4 a.m. I awoke with diarrhea and vomiting at the same time, this contined most
    of the day. My ribs were so sore it felt like a hammer had hit ea one. We called our Internist at Presbyterain Hospital, Dallas TX. He could not diagonse over the phone but he said it sounded like the type of flu that he had just recovered from.
    I was in the bed for approx one week. We mailed the proof with #2111 & received a check last week for less than $5.00

  • Jasmine Reierson

    We finished a large jar of the Peter Pan Peanut Butter with the 2111 code imprinted on the lid and began a second jar of the True Value Peanut Butter also with the 2111 code on the lid. Our 3 year old son has been continually ill dating back to August of 2006. We have taken him back and forth to the Doctors on a monthly basis due to him complaining of abdominal pain, high fevers, diarrhea, muscle aches, hallucinating of spiders and bee’s biting him. We have all of this documented on his medical charts. He got salmonella tested by stool samples as well as blood drawn after learning about the Salmonella outbreak and have since stopped eating the peanut butter. The Doctors dont come back with any sort of diagnoses. We are at our wits end, as our son has been completely healthy up until this last August and cant seem to help him feel better. He is still battling the bouts of high fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

  • Elizabeth Scarlett

    We (me and my daughter cythnia) are part of the peter pan participants of the bad peter pan. We were sick for weeks and didn’t see A doctor than, but I feel it cause other illness since I am 80 years old and my daughter is 50 years. I did go to the ER a couple of times.. Please give me a call 913-549-3622
    12762 W 88th Circle apt 157
    Lenexa, Kansas 66215
    I don’t always check my email.

  • Joyce

    I got really sick with the symptons described regarding he Samonella poision..I still have the peanut butter maybe it can be tested to see if it has Samonella in it….thanks

  • Kristen

    I was just wondering how many other people out there have reactive arthritis from the salmonella contamination. We bought our jar of Peter Pan and ate it over approximately 4-5 months. Eventually the constant exposure to contaminated peanut butter resulted in reactive arthritis, which has been very painful.
    Also, has anyone else checked their jars? I found foreign items in the peanut butter that are definately NOT peanuts.