Skip to comments.Peanut Butter Recall - what to do? [Please Help - vanity post]
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
You aren’t going to let some stupid government recall scare you, are you?
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.
send them to me, my x-wife LOVES peanut butter
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?
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.
Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
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.
Leave ‘em on your desk?
SORRY, THAT’S GOTTA WIN BEST POST!!!, LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
Sure, could tell my boss they are a "Science Fair Experiment" ... /laughs
We have a winner!
Humans could get into a dumpster and eat them.
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. :)
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
I fed mine to the dog and he didn’t die.
The American Taxpayer appears to be a bottomless wallet when it comes to anything these days.
Sue away! :)
Ooooh, that is a gooood one.
Give ‘em to the chimp who’s throwing stones.
Destroy them with bleach
ping to post number 7
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 ...
Send them to the ACORN office nearest to you.
They go great with coffee or hot chocolate.
Give em to a liberal, they LOVE freebies!
Dispose them like one of these...
Dogs do not get salmonella.
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?
And I seriously doubt rats get it either. They eat dead stuff, how could they get salmonella?
Peanut Corporation of America
Attn: Stewart Parnell
2121 Wiggington Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Hahahahahaa ... Thanks :) Good advice all around ... I knew I could depend on fellow FReepers advice instead of the inept FDA :)
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.
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.
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
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.
I’d just eat them.
Just place them in the lunch room, and walk away.
So if you can find a turtle to eat your crackers that would be the ideal solution but remember not to touch the turtle.
Could be the next major cooking show. Salmonella ala mode, Salmonella florentine, or something like that.
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