Country Fresh, in Cooperation with the J. M. Smucker Co., Voluntarily Recalls Select Items Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
SPRING, TX (MAY 23, 2022) – Country Fresh is voluntarily recalling select fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing Jif® peanut butter subject to a previously announced voluntary recall initiated by J. M. Smucker Co. The pre-packaged peanut butter components may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Consumers who have purchased these items are urged not to consume the products and to dispose of them immediately or return the items to their local store for a full refund.
The fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing recalled peanut butter were distributed in various retail stores 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, D.C., and West Virginia. The products are in a clear, square, or round plastic package, marked with “best by” date printed on the label.
Voluntarily recalled items include the following products:
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the J. M. Smucker Co. recall, however none have been confirmed to be associated with Country Fresh products.
Country Fresh has suspended production of the fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing Jif Peanut Butter while FDA and the supplier continue their investigation into the source of the problem.
Consumers may also contact Country Fresh customer service at 281-453-3300 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM CT.
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