Jif Peanut Butter Salmonella Poisoning Risks Lead to Numerous Additional Recalls
The FDA announced additional recalls for peanut butter products on May 20, indicating that additional brands may be contaminated, including Coblentz, Fresh Del Monte and Garden Cut, as well as certain peanut butter crackers, chocolates and fruit products that containing the Jif peanut butter.
JM Smucker recalled the peanut butter last week, after products were linked to a salmonella food poisoning outbreak that sickened at least 14 people across 12 states, including two infections that were severe enough to require hospitalization.
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On May 23, a Cargill recall was announced for Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold though Wilbur Chocolate retail stores.
A Coblentz Chocolate Company recall announced on May 24 included a large array of products including Peanut Butter Spread, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Graham Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Ritz Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Oversized Peanut Butter Cup, Fudge Sampler, Peanut Butter Fudge, Buckeye Fudge, Oversized Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Oversized Peanut Butter Pretzel Cluster, Peanut Butter Truffle, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn.
On the same day, a Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc. recall involved Celery Peanut Butter Cup G&G and Apple Peanut Butter Cup G&G products which contain Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go cups.
Other brands recalled because they may be affected by Jif Peanut Butter salmonella contamination include:
Follow the links for specific product recall details.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children and elderly people, or those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In some cases, the bacteria can travel into the bloodstream and lead to more severe illness such as aneurysm, endocarditis, and arthritis. Healthy people generally recover from Salmonella infections in about seven to 10 days.
Consumers who have Jif products or products containing Jif peanut butter in their possession should throw the products away immediately. Questions about the recall can be directed to Jif at 800-828-9980 or https://www.jif.com/contact-us.
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