Peanut butter scare- can I feed it to the chickens?

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  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay maybe this is a stupid question...but i had just bought a new jar of PB when they started saying not to eat it. So I was wondering if I can feed it to my chickens? Or the wild birds making a suet cake or something?

    Susan
     
  2. Splash_Guard

    Splash_Guard Set Free

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    Who is "they" and why did "they" say it is not to be eaten? Regardless, if it's a recall, return it to the store. I would not feed my animals any foods that had been recalled.
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FDA urges people to avoid peanut butter products

    Associated Press Writer Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Writer – Sun Jan 18, 7:25 am ET


    WASHINGTON – Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

    Most peanut butter sold in jars at supermarkets appears to be safe, said Stephen Sundlof, head of the Food and Drug Administration's food safety center.

    "As of now, there is no indication that the major national name-brand jars of peanut butter sold in retails stores are linked to the recall," Sundlof told reporters in a conference call.

    Officials are focusing on peanut paste, as well as peanut butter, produced at a Blakely, Ga., facility owned by Peanut Corp. of America. Its peanut butter is not sold directly to consumers but distributed to institutions and food companies. But the peanut paste, made from roasted peanuts, is an ingredient in cookies, cakes and other products that people buy in the supermarket
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    i don't know the answer, but that's a nice avatar! [​IMG]
     
  5. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The jar I have ws not processed in that plant but my DH says throw it out. I guess it will go in the trash.
     
  6. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, It was a custom job done by a very special BYC member.

    I like it a lot thanks again Miss_Jayne.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    Quote:Thanks, It was a custom job done by a very special BYC member.

    I like it a lot thanks again Miss_Jayne.

    my mom thinks i'm 'special' too! [​IMG]
    you are so more than welcome.

    i sure hope you get the answer about the peanut butter.
     
  8. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I'd risk feeding it to your stock. I personally wouldn't eat it either but if you don't return it or toss it, it's possible they'll come up with the batch #'s that are unsafe and you'll be able to check for sure. Better safe than sorry!
     
  9. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  10. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard on the new this morning that you should avoid any products with peanutbutter in them (cookies, candy, etc) and that institutions were not to use any peanutbutter products, but that jars of peanutbutter sold in the supermarkets were not affected.
     

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