Baked goods, candies and snacks made with Jif are now being recalled
Americans are being warned against consuming a range of baked goods, sandwiches, candies and trail mixes made with recalled peanut butter Jif as an increasing number of snacks are pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide amid a salmonella outbreak in several states.
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This recently includes a recall of Rich’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups sold in nearly 200 candy and ice cream stores nationwide between November 11, 2021 and January 23, 2022.
At least 16 people from 12 states have been infected, including two hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in a update on hatching. Five out of five people said they ate peanut butter and four out of five said they ate Jif before they got sick at CDC review of epidemiological information.
The JM Smucker Co. on May 20 recalled several types of Jif brand peanut butter sold in the United States and Canada, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg was found at a JM Smucker factory in Lexington, Kentucky, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
In the days that followed, more than a dozen companies recalled products containing Jif.
The true number of sick people and affected states is likely higher, as some people recover without being tested, according to the CDC. “This product has a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif Peanut Butter you have at home to make sure it hasn’t been recalled,” he added.
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Salmonella can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can be serious and sometimes fatal for children, as well as for the frail and the elderly. Most people who contract Salmonella develop symptoms between six hours and six days after being exposed to the bacteria.
All recalled peanut butters include the numbers 1274425-2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven digits.
In addition to Jif’s jars, snacks containing the recalled peanut butter are now under regulatory review, with 16 separate but related recalls being issued in the past 10 days or so.
Giant Eagle has recalled several baked goods containing peanut butter sold at three Pennsylvania supermarkets in Ebensburg, Indiana and North Cambria due to potential salmonella contamination, the company said in a statement. to remark released Saturday by the FDA. The recalled items involved 120 transactions and most people who purchased them were contacted directly, Giant Eagle said.
Safeway Fresh Foods is recalling over 1,200 cases of Quick Chek branded Apple and Peanut Butter Shack trays distributed in New Jersey to Quick Chek retail stores, the Vineland, New Jersey-based company said.
AG Specialty Foods of Happy Valley, Oregon is recalling four perishable products sold in Oregon and Washington because they contain Jif peanut butter, according to a to remark released Friday by the FDA. Potentially contaminated items include peanut butter and jam sandwiches, as well as snacks and boxes with expiration dates ranging from May 16, 2022 to June 3, 2022.
wawa is deletion two products sold in its stores – Wawa Apple & Peanut Butter Dipper and Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, according to an FDA notice.
Eugene, Oregon’s Euphoria chocolate is reminder truffles and fondants containing Jif and sold by retailers and supermarkets statewide from February 17, 2022 through May 20, 2022.
Bix Produce from Little Canada, Minnesota, Thursday reminded 5-ounce packages of “Egg and Cheese Curds Food Box” and “Egg and Cheese Curds Snack Box” containing the recalled peanut butter. The snack boxes were sold by retailers in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Walmart-branded fudge made with Jif peanut butter and sold in stores nationwide is being recalled by Fudgeamentals of Melville, New York, the company said in a notice released Wednesday by the FDA.
Fresh Del Monte is reminder fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products containing ready-to-eat Jif peanut butter sold by retailers including 7-Eleven nationwide, the Florida company said in a separate notice.
Coblentz Chocolate Co., based in Walnut Creek, Ohio, is recalling candy, including chocolate, fudge, caramel corn and assorted creams containing the recalled Jif peanut butter, sold nationwide from November 12 2021 to May 21, 2022. Company discontinued use of Jif Peanut Butter, Coblentz said in a recall notice issued Tuesday by the FDA.
Indianapolis, Indiana Garden Cut Tuesday reminded products combining sliced apples or cut celery with peanut butter and distributed in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday reminded apple and celery slices combined with 1.5 ounce servings of Jif To Go Creamy Peanut Butter distributed at stores in two states – Oregon and Washington.
Spring, Texas-based Country Fresh is recalling a line of fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing the recalled Jif Peanut Butter sold under brands such as Giant, Market32, Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations and Wegmans.
Products were sold through retailers in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, DC and West Virginia, Country Fresh said.
Cargill announced Monday that it is recalling 795 8-ounce boxes of recalled peanut butter candies and other snacks, according to a to remark published by the FDA.
This includes Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers coated in milk and dark chocolate, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally at the Wilbur Chocolate retail store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and in online at Wilburbuds.com.
Taher Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota is recalling 6.3 ounce packages of “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” containing potentially contaminated Jif Peanut Butter. The packs were sold at retail stores and vending machines in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to the company.
Albertsons Companies said it was recalling 11 store-prepared products, including mini peanut butter cream pies and apple slices with peanut butter sold at stores including ACME, Albertsons, Eagle, Jewel- Osco, Safeway Tom Thumb and Vons (see full list of products and stores here).
In the meantime, Giant Eagle recalls GetGo Brand Apple Slices with Peanut Butter sold through May 13 by GetGo stations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The snacks carry UPC code: 30034 93770 6 and expiration dates through May 29, 2022.
The CDC estimates that approximately 1.3 million Americans are infected with salmonella each year, with 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths as a result.