Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Get your Jif story straight

Hey I'm all about it if you find something in yo peanut butter, but geez ask the kids about it first before spiking an investigation!!

P.S. This will probably the last peanut butter related story I'll see in the news for awhile.


Last month we told you about a St. Charles woman who made a startling discovery in her jar of Jif peanut butter. In a NewsChannel 5 follow up, the test results are in. We now know what scientists say that object was.On June 27th, we spoke to Patt Holt, after she noticed something in her jar of Jif. She told us, "I reached the spoon all the way to the bottom to get a nice big glop and pulled up that."It was small and gray and covered with peanut butter. At the time, Patt suspected it was a mouse. She had professional pictures taken, hired a lawyer, and had a representative from the FDA over to inspect.From there, she handed the object over. J.M. Smucker, the parent company of Jif wanted to have it tested in a lab. Soon after, the lab results came back. They found the object in the peanut butter wasn't animal. It wasn't vegetable. It was fruit: Specifically an apple.

They determined that there were no bones, just a stem. And there was no fur, just mold. Beyond that, they believe someone put that apple in the jar. Herman says, "There wasn't much peanut butter on the apple, and that's why we were able to determine that those pieces of apple were introduced after that jar was opened."

We spoke to Patt Holt by phone about the results. She was advised by her lawyer not to comment. She does, however, say she is unlikely to pursue the matter any further.

3 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Ew ew ew.

paintergirl said...

Jif lovers must unite! Please don't accuse the lovely people of Jif mouse handling. An apple? Exactly Vajana-how old are her kids?

Vajana said...

that's what I'm sayin! she's probably got a 2 year old sticking things all over the house. I once found a Polly Pocket stuck in between the stove and the countertop. My husband JUST YESTERDAY found his razor underneath my daughter's step stool.

She hired a lawyer for Pete's sake.