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Nutfield News • March 10, 2011 Statewide Recall Issued for Skippy Peanut Butter


——◆ —––– Peanut butter consumers

should check their cabinets for Skippy Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread because it may be contami- nated by Salmonella. On Monday, May 7, Skippy’s parent company, Uniliver,

issued a recall of the product in several states, including New Hampshire, where con- taminated peanut butter was distributed.

No cases of Salmonella

have been reported by Skip- py consumers as of yet, but Greater Derry Public Health Network Coordinator Gar- rett Simonsen said it’s im- portant residents take stock of what they have and dis-

card any Skippy products that have been recalled. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened im- mune system. Healthy per- sons affected with Salmon- ella often experience fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and ab- dominal pain, according to the New Hampshire Depart-

ment of Health. Salmonella symptoms usually resolve completely in five to seven days, although it may be several months before some- one who has been infected by the bacteria feels symp- tom free again. In rare cir- cumstances, persons infect- ed with Salmonella develop pains in their joints, irrita- tion of the eyes, and painful urination. Called Reiter’s

syndrome, the condition can last for months or years and can lead to chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. The recall of Skippy

Reduced Fat Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread is limited to 16.3 ounce plastic jars with proof of purchase codes (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar

code) of 048001006812 and 048001006782; and Best-If- Used-By Dates (stamped on the lid of the jar) of MAY1612LR1,MAY1712LR1, MAY1812LR1,MAY1912LR1, MAY2012LR1 and MAY2112- LR1. Any contaminated peanut butter found should be discard. Uniliver is offer- ing replacement coupons that can be obtained by call- ing 1-800-453-3432.

Would-be Robber Flees Store and Crashes Vehicle


——◆ —––– After being sprayed in

the face with pepper spray while robbing a local con- venience store, a Massach- usetts man crashed his car into a utility pole while flee- ing the scene. Police say a

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ment is working with each of Derry’s department heads to keep spending limited to mandatory purchases. “We need to bring the

clerk at JR’s Place variety store sprayed the man when he demanded money and motioned that he possessed a weapon in his waist band. Jay Stanton, 23, of 56

Edward Road, Townsend, Mass., quickly fled the store and the clerk reported the attempted robbery to police

budget in on track, that’s our obligation,” Childs said. “We may need to transfer funds between budgets, but hopefully we won’t need any supplemental appropria- tions.”

at 3:09 p.m. Stanton didn’t travel

very far before, based on police investigation, it ap- pears the Nissan Ultima he was driving crossed English Range Road onto the oppo- site shoulder and struck a utility pole, causing the pole to snap and utility wires to fall into the road. It also

appears high speed was a factor in the accident, according to police. Derry Fire Department medics removed Stanton from the car and transported him to Parkland Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash, according to Police Capt. Vern Thomas.

Derry police detectives

investigated the relationship between the March 2 attempted robbery and the collision, and police arrested Stanton only hours after the crime, when he was released from Parkland Medical Center.

No money was taken and no one was injured during

the robbery.

English Range Road was closed while utility compa- nies replaced the damaged pole and restored their serv- ices.

Stanton was held on $1,000 cash bail and arraigned in Derry District Court March 3.

Four National Merit Finalists at Pinkerton


——◆ —––– Each of Pinkerton Aca-

demy’s National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists has qualified as a finalist in the national program. Sen- iors Katherine Franklin, Katherine Harris, Ivan Lav- rentyev, and Graeson Mc- Mahon will compete with 16,000 semi-finalists for some 8,400 National Merit

Scholarships, worth more than $36 million. To move into the next

round of judging, Pinkerton’s semi-finalists (each scored in the top 1 percent of about 1.5 million juniors on the PSAT, the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Testing) were required to submit applica- tions consisting of their high school resumes and written essay questions. Both Harris and Lavrent-

yev chose to write about indi- viduals who have influenced their lives - Harris wrote about her Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball coach, while Lavrentyev wrote about American ast- ronomer and science writer Carl Sagan. McMahon, who has earned highest honors each year at Pinkerton and was awarded the University of Michigan Book Award, chose to write about his deci- sion to transfer to Pinkerton from Portsmouth Christian Academy. And Franklin, a member of the National Honor Society and two year biomedical research intern at

Dartmouth College, wrote about discovering her pas- sion for science in her fresh- man Biology class. Pinkerton generally has

two to five semi-finalists each year selected to com- pete in the scholarship pro- gram. With four students qualifying as finalists, Pinkerton’s performance is better than usual this year. Students’ applications

were submitted to the program in October and finalists were announced late last week. National Merit Scholarship winners for 2011 will be announced in the spring.


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