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Carbon County News Briefs

Food, drug adminstration issues alert, warns consumers about peanut butter

The United States Food and Drug Administration warns Carbon County consumers to avoid eating certain jars of Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with a product code beginning with 2111. The warning comes due to possible contamination with salmonella, a bacterium that causes food borne illness. Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

Consumers who have purchased Peter Pan or Great Value peanut butter with the code in question since May should discard the product.

Price utilitiy assistance program posts record participation levels last month

For the last two years, Price has offered a funding program to assist city residents who are struggling financially with utility bills.

The program allows Price consumers to include financial donations with utility payments or deliver the money to the city treasurer's office. A committee allocates funds based on a case to case basis.

According to Price officials, donations to the funding program registered at the highest level to date last month. For information, local residents may contact the city treasurer.

U.S. agriculture department announces intent to accept applications for VAPG

The United States Department of Agriculture announced the federal agency's intent to start accepting applications for the value-added producer grant program.

Castle Valley farmers and ranchers as well as agriculture producer cooperatives may apply to the USDA for VAPG grant funds. Value added agriculture projects should increase the net profit margins back to farmers and ranchers on the commodities produced.

For additional information, Castle Valley residents may contact Richard Carrig at (801) 542-4328.

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