A large number of candy and snacks made with peanut butter are now called Jif
Candy, trail mix and other snacks made withAmong the growing number of products being pulled from stores and vending machines nationwide as federal health officials investigate salmonella outbreaks in multiple states.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a public safety alert that said at least 14 people from 12 states were infected, with two hospitalized. The agency stated that “four out of five people interviewed reported eating different types of Jif brand peanut butter before they fell ill.”
JM Smucker late last weekIt is sold throughout the United States and Canada, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and low fat. An outbreak strain of Salmonella Synftenberg has been found at the JM Smucker plant in Lexington, Kentucky, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The actual number of patients and countries affected will likely be higher, with some individuals recovering without being tested, according to the CDC. “This product has a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Peanut Butter Jif you have at home to make sure it hasn’t been returned,” she added.
Salmonella can cause symptoms including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can be dangerous and sometimes fatal for children, as well as the frail and the elderly. Most people who get salmonella develop symptoms between six hours and six days after exposure to the bacteria.
All retrieved peanut butter include the numbers 1274425-2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven digits.
In addition to Jif jars, the recalled peanut butter snacks are now under regulatory scrutiny.
The company said in a notice released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday that Walmart’s brand of Jif peanut butter fudge and sold in stores across the country is being recalled by Fudgeamentals of Melville, New York.
Fresh Del Monte is recalling ready-to-eat Jif peanut butter fresh fruit and vegetable products sold by retailers including 7-Eleven nationwide, the Florida company said in a separate notice.
Ohio-based Koblentz Chocolate and Walnut Creek is recalling sweets including chocolate, fudge, corn, caramel, and assorted creamers containing recalled Jif peanut butter sold nationwide from November 12, 2021 to May 21, 2022. The company stopped using peanuts Jif butter, Koblenz said in a recall notice published Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration.
Garden Cut in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday recalled products that combine sliced apples or shredded celery with peanut butter and are distributed in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday recalled sliced apples and celery along with 1.5-ounce portions of Jif To Go Creamy peanut butter distributed to stores in two states — Oregon and Washington.
Country Fresh, based in Spring, Texas, recalls a line of fresh fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups featuring recalled Jif peanut butter and sold under brands including Giant, Market32, Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations, and Wegmans.
Products are sold by 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, West Virginia, Country Fresh.
Cargill said Monday it is recalling 795 8-ounce boxes of candy and other snacks made with recalled peanut butter, according to a notice published by the Food and Drug Administration.
These include Ritz milk and dark chocolate-covered peanut butter cookies, melted peanut butter, peanut butter eggs, and candy sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate retail store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and online at Wilburbuds.com.
Taher Company of Plymouth, Minnesota, is recalling 6.3-ounce packages of “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” that contain potentially contaminated Jif peanut butter. The packages were sold at retail stores and vending machines in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to the company.
The Albertsons Companies said they are recalling 11 in-store prepared products, including mini peanut butter cream pies and apple slices with peanut butter sold in store including ACME, Albertsons, Eagle, Jewel-Osco, Safeway Tom Thumb, and Vons (see Full list of products and stores here).
Meanwhile, he remembers the giant eagleSold through May 13 by GetGo Stations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The snacks have UPC code: 30034 93770 6 and best dates if used until May 29, 2022.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 1.3 million Americans are infected with salmonella each year, with 26,500 hospitalized and 420 dying as a result.