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Peanut Butter Recall - what to do? [Please Help - vanity post]
Maybe Silly Vanity | Just Now | Moi

Posted on 03/10/2009 5:05:31 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight

OK, sorry for this little (possibly) silly vanity post, but about 2 months ago I purchased a package of "Austin" brand "Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter" from a vending machine at work, just before the recall thing was starting to make headlines ... never ate them, just let 'em sit in the drawer until I could check out if they were on the recall list.

Today I checked the FDA site and sure enough these are on the list. Upon checking the FAQ at FDA, it says to 'destroy them in a manner such as that they cannot be consumed', but then doesn't go on to say HOW to destroy them in such a manner, nor does any other web search regarding this recall.

So I thought about it for a while.
Throw 'em in the trash? Ut-uh, they could then get 'consumed' by rats and/or other critters in the landfill. Flush 'em down the toilet? Nope, any salmonella present could find its way into the water table. Nuke 'em? Why would I want to mess up my nice clean microwave with nasty gooey nuked peanut butter crackers? Besides, its a vintage Litton, over 30 years old and still going strong. Pour kerosene over the package and incinerate? Well, not a bad idea, might even be fun :) ... but I don't need the local FD Marshall banging on my door with a summons.

So, my last hope is to reach out to fellow FReepers who might know a thing or two about how to properly dispose of these dreaded Peanut Butter Crackers ... surely the government FDA isn't telling.

Oh, and besides, they cost me $1 at the vending machine, and I want my damn $1 back!!! /laughs


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: peanutbutter; recall
Seriously, all comedy aside, I'm staring at this package of crackers and wondering what to do with 'em .... any help would be appreciated

Thanks,
MM

1 posted on 03/10/2009 5:05:31 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

You aren’t going to let some stupid government recall scare you, are you?


2 posted on 03/10/2009 5:06:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Seriously, all comedy aside...your post is gay.

Why do you care about dead rats? This isn’t the bubonic plague or the ebola virus. Throw ‘em in the trash.


3 posted on 03/10/2009 5:08:41 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

send them to me, my x-wife LOVES peanut butter


4 posted on 03/10/2009 5:09:20 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Ut-uh, they could then get 'consumed' by rats and/or other critters in the landfill.

Do you care if rats and/or other critters in the landfill get salmonella? If so, why? How likely is it that your crackers will be the most toxic thing something running around the landfill will encounter?

5 posted on 03/10/2009 5:09:39 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Mail them back to the manufacturers address on the package. Ask for your dollar back and a million-bazillion dollars in ‘mental anguish’ and spend the rest of your life in court.

Or, just throw them the Ef away! So what if a rat in a landfill finds them and eat them? One less rat on the planet.


6 posted on 03/10/2009 5:09:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.


7 posted on 03/10/2009 5:09:49 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Dude...flush em.


8 posted on 03/10/2009 5:10:13 PM PDT by hiredhand (Understand the CRA and why we're facing economic collapse - see my about page.)
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To: Vroomfondel
Can rats even get salmonella? Have you ever seen a clean rat kitchen?
9 posted on 03/10/2009 5:10:44 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Take them out to the drive way, pour lighter fluid over them, light it... and when toasted to a nice brown, turn them over and toast the other side. Serve with a spicy cocktail sauce or mint jelly.


10 posted on 03/10/2009 5:11:02 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Leave ‘em on your desk?


11 posted on 03/10/2009 5:11:17 PM PDT by kallisti ("Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.")
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To: kallisti

LMAO!!!


12 posted on 03/10/2009 5:13:18 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: irishtenor

SORRY, THAT’S GOTTA WIN BEST POST!!!, LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 03/10/2009 5:14:26 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: kallisti
Leave ‘em on your desk?

Sure, could tell my boss they are a "Science Fair Experiment" ... /laughs

14 posted on 03/10/2009 5:15:18 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: kallisti

We have a winner!


15 posted on 03/10/2009 5:16:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Humans could get into a dumpster and eat them.


16 posted on 03/10/2009 5:17:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, one less bum, then!

But bums are smart. He’ll probably be the one getting the million-bazillion dollars in a law suit in the end. :)


17 posted on 03/10/2009 5:19:55 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Ask for your dollar back and a million-bazillion dollars in ‘mental anguish’

Is there even that much $$$ in this? Heck, judging from the latest gazzilions being thrown around by government, I'm starting to think there really *is* ..... /laughs

18 posted on 03/10/2009 5:22:17 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I fed mine to the dog and he didn’t die.


19 posted on 03/10/2009 5:24:06 PM PDT by packrat35 (You could make a fortune as a politician if you have the moral standards of a convicted pedophile)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

The American Taxpayer appears to be a bottomless wallet when it comes to anything these days.

Sue away! :)


20 posted on 03/10/2009 5:24:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: peace with honor

LOL!


21 posted on 03/10/2009 5:25:16 PM PDT by patton (America is born in Iceland, and dies in California)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Ooooh, that is a gooood one.


22 posted on 03/10/2009 5:27:07 PM PDT by patton (America is born in Iceland, and dies in California)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Give them to a liberal coworker
23 posted on 03/10/2009 5:29:37 PM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Give ‘em to the chimp who’s throwing stones.


24 posted on 03/10/2009 5:30:19 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Mr_Moonlight
I work in the wholesale/vend business. I destroyed literally thousands of dollars of product from the recall which Keebler is giving me credit for.

Destroy them with bleach

25 posted on 03/10/2009 5:34:01 PM PDT by Popman (One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress - John Adams)
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To: Mr_Moonlight; Cpl. Dwayne Hicks

ping to post number 7


26 posted on 03/10/2009 5:37:15 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Drango
Why do you care about dead rats?

Yeah, but then some PETA punks would start chiming in with a bunch of noise ... this is a quiet neighborhood, and I detest noisy protests out front ...

/chuckle

27 posted on 03/10/2009 5:37:28 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Send them to the ACORN office nearest to you.


28 posted on 03/10/2009 5:47:04 PM PDT by american_ranger (Never ever use DirecTV)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

They go great with coffee or hot chocolate.


29 posted on 03/10/2009 5:49:04 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, he believes government is the solution, rather than the problem)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Give em to a liberal, they LOVE freebies!


30 posted on 03/10/2009 5:57:05 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Regroup!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Dispose them like one of these...

31 posted on 03/10/2009 6:04:39 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Never has so many been owed so much by so few)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Flush.


32 posted on 03/10/2009 6:07:07 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)
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To: packrat35

Dogs do not get salmonella.


33 posted on 03/10/2009 6:08:12 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Deciding whether to throw away a $1.00 vending machine item is an extremely serious issue.
Our American way of life could be at stake.

I recommend contacting your Senator, and seeing if you could receive some TARP funds to remove these “toxic assets” from your inventory.

If not, I would follow the recommendation of the other poster, who recommends a donation to the local ACORN office.

Or maybe the office staff at DU has the munchies?


34 posted on 03/10/2009 6:15:17 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: mad_as_he$$
Dogs do not get salmonella.

And I seriously doubt rats get it either. They eat dead stuff, how could they get salmonella?

35 posted on 03/10/2009 6:15:39 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Mail them to:

Peanut Corporation of America
Attn: Stewart Parnell
2121 Wiggington Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502

36 posted on 03/10/2009 6:17:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: Auntie Mame

http://exoticpets.about.com/od/healthandsafetyissues/a/rodentsalmonell.htm


37 posted on 03/10/2009 6:18:07 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; All

Hahahahahaa ... Thanks :) Good advice all around ... I knew I could depend on fellow FReepers advice instead of the inept FDA :)


38 posted on 03/10/2009 6:18:51 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: packrat35

Shoot. Our dogs go out in the woods and rummage around, eating every rotting varmint they can find, dragging deer carcasses around for days, dragging dead squirrels around by the tails, then looking for the muddiest, gruddiest puddle of nasty water to wash it all down with. Those peanut butter crackers would be considered a delicacy.


39 posted on 03/10/2009 6:29:07 PM PDT by Twinkie (Obama is NOT Reagan !)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Boil them, then dump the water in the dirt.

Salmonella is killed above temps of 200 deg. held for one minute or longer.

Also, remember the 40-145 rule, especially with Poultry. Keeping foods that are natural carriers, i.e. poultry, eggs, unprocessed milk, below 40 and above 145 prevents Salmonella poisoning in humans.

That’ll be $1.00, please.


40 posted on 03/10/2009 9:17:29 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Can rats even get salmonella? Have you ever seen a clean rat kitchen?


41 posted on 03/10/2009 9:22:24 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: papasmurf; irishtenor
That’ll be $1.00, please.

Well, that offer sucks. The frickin things cost a damn dollar, and now you want a dollar for your advice? I'm better off just running the package of "Peanut Butter Crackers" to New Joiysey and just tossing 'em into the swamps and let Newark's toxic environment deal with the salmonella contamination instead ... otherwise, I'm kinda warming to IrishTenor's idea of dousing 'em in Ronsonal and lighting 'em on fire ... who knows, could become another Jimi Hendrix-at-Monterey thing? /grin

42 posted on 03/10/2009 10:46:40 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight
"Flush 'em down the toilet? Nope, any salmonella present could find its way into the water table."

No. The bacteria's normally one of the gut flora of birds and reptiles. Bacteria get filtered out of ground water by the ground itself. Only viruses end up down there.

43 posted on 03/10/2009 10:51:01 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I’d just eat them.


44 posted on 03/10/2009 10:52:08 PM PDT by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
I'm staring at this package of crackers and wondering what to do with 'em

Just place them in the lunch room, and walk away.

45 posted on 03/10/2009 10:55:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Are you old enough to remember the dime-store turtles that were sold as pets back in the 1960's? Turtles were and still are major carriers of the salmonella bacterium.

So if you can find a turtle to eat your crackers that would be the ideal solution but remember not to touch the turtle.

46 posted on 03/10/2009 11:16:53 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (I saw manbearpig and all I got was this lousy tagline.)
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To: 1rudeboy; tuffydoodle
"Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure."

Outlaw Josey Wales!
47 posted on 03/11/2009 6:26:51 AM PDT by Cpl. Dwayne Hicks (Somebody wake me up!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Could be the next major cooking show. Salmonella ala mode, Salmonella florentine, or something like that.


48 posted on 03/11/2009 3:28:02 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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