Candy, stick mix and other snacks made withis among the growing number of products being sourced from stores and vending machines across the country as federal health authorities investigate an outbreak of salmonella in several states.
At least 16 people from 12 states have been infected, two of whom have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday in an update on the outbreak. they became ill, “according to the CDC.
JM Smucker Co. late last weekSold throughout the United States and Canada, including creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat. The eruption strain of Salmonella Senftenberg was found in a JM Smucker plant in Lexington, Kentucky, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The actual number of sick people and affected states is likely to be higher, as some individuals 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 has not been recalled,” it added.
Salmonella can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can be serious and sometimes fatal to children, as well as frail and elderly. Most people who get Salmonella develop symptoms between six hours and six days after being exposed to the bacterium.
All the recalled peanut butter includes the numbers 1274425-2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven digits.
In addition to jars of Jif, snacks containing the recalled peanut butter now attract regulatory scrutiny.
On Thursday, Bix Produce from Little Canada, Minnesota recalled 5-ounce packages of “Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box” and “Egg and Cheese Curds snack box” containing the recalled peanut butter. The snack boxes were sold by dealers in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Walmart-branded fudge made with Jif peanut butter and sold in stores across the country is being recalled by Fudgeamentals in Melville, New York, the company said in a statement released by the FDA on Wednesday.
Fresh Del Monte is recalling fresh 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 statement.
Walnut Creek, Ohio-based Coblentz Chocolate Co. recalls sweets including chocolate, fudge, caramel corn and various creams containing recalled Jif peanut butter sold across the country from November 12, 2021 to May 21, 2022. The company has stopped using Jif peanut butter, Coblentz said in a recall message posted Tuesday. by the FDA.
Indianapolis, Indiana-based Garden Cut on Tuesday recalled products that combine apple slices or sliced celery with peanut butter and are distributed in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods in Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday recalled apple and celery slices combined with 1.5 ounce servings of Jif To Go Creamy Peanut Butter distributed to stores in two states – Oregon and Washington.
Spring, Texas-based Country Fresh, is recalling a range of freshly cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups that contain the recalled Jif peanut butter and are sold under brands such as Giant, Market32, Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations and Wegmans.
The products were sold by dealers 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, said Country Fresh.
Cargill said Monday that they are recalling 795 8-ounce cans of candy and other snacks made with the recalled peanut butter, according to a statement released by the FDA.
It includes milk and dark chocolate-covered peanut butter Ritz biscuits, peanut butter meltaways, peanut butter eggs and fudge sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and online at Wilburbuds.com.
Taher Inc. in Plymouth, Minnesota, is recalling 6.3 ounce packages of “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” containing the potentially contaminated Jif peanut butter. The packages were sold in stores and vending machines in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to the company.
Albertsons Companies said it recalled 11 store-bought products, including mini-peanut butter pies and sliced apples with peanut butter sold in stores including ACME, Albertsons, Eagle, Jewel-Osco, Safeway Tom Thumb and Vons (see full list of products and stores here).
Meanwhile, the Giant Eagle is recallingsold through May 13 by GetGo stations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The snack carries the UPC code: 30034 93770 6 and the best-if-use dates up to and including 29 May 2022.
The CDC estimates that around 1.3 million Americans are infected with salmonella each year, with 26,500 hospitalized and 420 dying as a result.