ConAgra says Peter Pan will return to stores starting this month

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Peter Pan peanut butter will return to stores this month.

ConAgra Foods says the produce will return with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee to reassure consumers that it has fixed the problems that allowed salmonella to contaminate the peanut butter.

ConAgra said today that its peanut butter will begin appearing on store shelves this month, but it can't predict when stores nationwide will resume selling Peter Pan.

The company based in Omaha, Nebraska, recalled all its peanut butter in February after government investigators linked the bacteria outbreak to ConAgra's Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butter.

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart has continued selling its store brand -- Great Value peanut butter -- that is made by different suppliers, but Peter Pan has yet to return to stores.

ConAgra hired another company to begin producing Peter Pan this summer so it could have time to renove its plant in Sylvester, Georgia. The company was unable to meet its original goal of returning Peter Pan to stores in July.

ConAgra officials said this week they expect to resume peanut butter production at the company's plant in south Georgia sometime this month.

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