According to Steven Bodzin of reporting on the FDA, the Peanut Butter recall has once again been expanded.

March 10 (Bloomberg) — ConAgra Foods Inc.’s recall of its Peter Pan butter and other peanut items will apply to products made by the third-largest U.S. food company since October 2004, a year earlier than the date in a prior recall notice.

“Consumers who purchased any of the products since October 2004 should discard them,” the Food & Drug Administration said in an e-mailed statement. “FDA’s advice to consumers continues to be not to eat any Peter Pan peanut butter or any Great Value peanut butter beginning with the 2111 product code.”

“We recalled all peanut butter products out there, including those back to October 2004,” she said in a telephone interview. “This is to our perspective an ongoing effort to recall all the product from the marketplace.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said in a statement March 7 that 425 people in 44 states were infected with the strain of salmonella also found in the peanut products and 71 people had been hospitalized. Two-thirds of the cases began after Dec. 1, 2006, it said.

We at Marler Clark have been involved in quite a few Salmonella cases over the years:

Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak Investigations:

Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak
Wal-Mart Salmonella Outbreak
Sushi King Salmonella Outbreak

Marler Clark has brought Salmonella claims against:

Black Forrest Bakery
Brook-Lea Country Club
C.L. Swanson
Cafe Santa Fe
Corky & Lenny’s
Golden Corral
Harmony Farms
Linh’s Bakery
Old South Restaurant
Orchid Island
Paramount Farms
Quality Inn
San Antonio Taco
Seasons at the Pond
Sun Orchard
Sunset House
Sushi King
Susie Cantaloupe
Viva Cantaloupe
Western Sizzlin’
Wyndham Anatole Hotel