It seems even though talk about the peanut butter salmonella outbreak has subsided, a lot of people are still avoiding peanut butter. According to Nielsen research, sales of peanut butter are the lowest they have been in the last three years.
I have to confess; I wasn’t that diligent when the outbreak was announced. I don’t buy that much made with peanut butter paste, and while I certainly stopped buying the products mentioned in the news, I didn’t go on the web site to check out the things I had in my cupboard that had peanut butter in them. I guess i figured that anything dangerous was already pulled from the shelves.
But, even now I have it in the back of my mind and I still feel nervous. Just this week I avoided a peanut butter flavored cereal, but, duh, later realized I bought peanut butter flavored granola bars. I guess you can call me Sybil.
I know it is safe to buy peanut butter products again, but wonder if I am the only one who’s still a little gun shy. Did you change your buying habits, and, are you still changing them? How closely did you screen your products when the recall was announced? Are you as mad at the people running that disgusting plant as I am?!?!