More Jif Peanut Butter Products Pulled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Several more products have been recalled in connection to the Jif peanut butter recall that was issued on May 20 due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Jif recalled more than 45 types of peanut butter products over potential Salmonella contamination, which has now been extended to include many other companies that use the popular brand of peanut butter in their products.

The extended recalls posted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) come from companies such as Albertsons, Mary’s Harvest, Country Free, Taher, and Garden Cut, which have voluntarily recalled their products because of the potential Salmonella contamination from the Jif peanut butter.

Listed in the recall are a number of products sold by Albertsons under the brand names Albertsons, Safeway, Lucky, Haggen, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Tom Thumb, United, Amigos, Market Street, Albertsons Market, Andronico’s Community Markets, Vons, Pak ‘N Save, Shaw’s, Star Market, Randalls, Vons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, King’s, and Balducci’s.

The products include snack cups, mini pies, trail mixes, cupcakes, snack mixes, and brownies containing Jif peanut butter.

These products were sold in the states of Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

Also being recalled are products from Country Fresh sold under the brands Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations, Giant, Wegmans, and Market32.

The products include fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing Jif peanut butter sold in retail stores in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Coblentz Chocolate Company has issued its own recall for a number of products made with Jif peanut butter, including peanut butter spreads, cups, sandwiches, samplers, fudges, clusters, truffles, caramel corn, and gift box sets.

The products were distributed nationwide from Nov. 12, 2021 to May 21, 2022. The company said it has since halted all production of products made with Jif peanut butter.

A recall was also issued by Garden Cut for its sweet apple wedges, tart apple wedges and celery bites, which contain the potentially contaminated Jif peanut butter as a dipping cup.

The products were distributed in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Garden Cut said it has stopped distribution and production of the products since the recall was made.

Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods recalled its celery peanut butter cups and apple peanut butter cups, which were distributed in Oregon and Washington from Feb. 19, 2022 to May 23, 2022.

Fresh Seasons Power Packs sold in 6.3-ounce packages from Taher Inc. were also recalled in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The power packs were sold in retail stores and vending machines.

A recall was also issued by Cargill for its Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs, and Fudge, which contain the possibly contaminated Jif peanut butter. The products were sold at the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and online at Wilburbuds.com.

Symptoms of Salmonella illness can include fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Salmonella infections can be serious and sometimes fatal in young children, elderly adults, and those with weakened immune systems. It can also, in rare circumstances, cause severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.

Individuals who display symptoms of Salmonella illness are urged to seek medical treatment.


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