Monday, January 19, 2009

Eat peanut butter out of the jar, not in products; but schools should avoid institutional product

My good friend, Joe the Grocer in the Cool Springs area, tells me to clarify what I have been writing about peanut butter.

When Joe talks, I listen.

He says the CDC and FDA warnings about peanut butter only cover products made with a peanut butter paste. They do not cover eating peanut butter out of a jar.

So parents, you can still give peanut butter to your children.

However, NBC News reports tonight that schools and nursing home and hospitals should avoid peanut butter, that which comes in massive proportions and packaging and is mixed in a vat. Only the size of peanut butter that can be purchased in a grocery store should be trusted, said NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

The Little Debbie's company in Tennessee is having fits because people are deserting all their products despite one only having peanut butter. So give Little Debbie's renewed consideration in your buying.

Thanks, Joe, for keeping me straight ... again. And parents, tell your schools not to use the peanut butter they get in large proportions.

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