1.22.2009

Of all the foods in the sea . . .


There are a plethora of reasons for which I love Costco. But this week, I especially love Costco for possibly saving our lives. If you haven't heard already, there is a nation-wide warning on a salmonella outbreak in many items containing peanut butter. 7 cases have already been reported in Las Vegas!

Now I wasn't really put out with last year's tomato scare, but PB just happens to be one of my favorite foods, and this is one warning I am pretty upset about.

As of this morning I have received a total of 3 calls, each one for a separate item that I have purchased since LAST JULY that contain peanut butter. An intense and slightly scary automated voice demanded me to immediately dispose or destroy any remaining products I had that contain PB.

I find it a tad creepy that technology has come so far that Costco knows that I purchased Cliff bars, Zone bars, and PB pretzels since last summer and can call me to tell me to throw them all away within the same day that this whole thing hit the press . Yet, at the same time it also adds a whole other level of coolness to the magic that is Costco.

11 comments:

Mauri said...

that is crazy-cool go costco!
I wonder if costco knows the last time you brushed you teeth or got a hair cut? (self hair cuts included)

Rebecca and Nick said...

I didn't know that Costco did that! Another reason to love Costco! I first read about the PB scare a few days ago, just hours after I had made and fed PB and jelly sandwiches to Owen and my nieces and nephews. I think we are going to be ok though.

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Jensen Family said...

Yea that is a bit scary! Oh how I miss you!

Stephanie Sonksen said...

Ohh Susie, you're so dramatic. Just keep eating Crazy Richards/Krema peanut butter and God will protect you.

jenorme said...

I'm so going to die! I've eaten like 50 Reese's PB cups since starting my New Year's diet!!

Costco is no longer in my good graces after tonight. They had like 20 full Pepperoni Pizzas Hot n' Ready but wouldn't sell me any because those pizzas were designated to sell by the slice. If I wanted a whole pizza, they needed an hour's notice. They could sell me the whole pizza, but I would have to pay for each slice. Not impressed.

P.S. I was forced to make dinner and that is what really made me mad!

Niels and Susie Jensen said...

Hey Stephanie - As much as I want to eat your daddy's PB, they don't sell it in NV. Can you get on that?

Niels and Susie Jensen said...

Jen - You have bad luck there. First they won't paint "8 is great" on your cake, and now this? You should have busted out a Happy Ryals on them.

Andrea said...

Costco is thebomb.com.

Chris and Lynsey said...

I LOVE COSTCO! I'm excited to see you - next Tuesday right?? Can't wait. Kaia can't wait either.

Tasha Christensen said...

Love your posts girl - they are so different and refreshing. I sympothize with you about the PB - I have it every morning and have had withdrawals because of it! Uggg!