Country Fresh is recalling select fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing Jif peanut butter because of potential Salmonella contamination.
This recall comes after J. M. Smucker Co.’s recall of dozens of Jif peanut butter products because of a new outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg. The full recall can be viewed here.
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 the “best by” date printed on the label.
|Brand||Product||UPC||Size||Best By Dates|
|Snack Fresh||Apples and Peanut Butter||0 74641 00044 6||6.5 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
|Snack Fresh||Apple & Cheese Bites with Crackers||0 74641 32841 0||4 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
|Snack Sensations||Apple, Pretzel & Celery Bites with Peanut Butter||0 74641 07336 5||4 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
|Giant||Apples, Pretzels & Celery with peanut butter||6 88267 55369 1||4 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
|Wegmans||Apple, Pretzels & Cheese with Peanut Butter||0 77890 41413 2||4.1 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
|Market32||Apples, Cheese & Pretzels with Peanut Butter||0 41735 04810 3||4.1 oz||5/14/21 through 6/4/22|
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), several illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the J. M. Smucker Co. recall, however, as of the posting of this recall, none have been confirmed to be associated with Country Fresh products.
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.
A comprehensive list of recalls of food products associated with peanut butter from J.M. Smucker Co. can be found here. Consumers with recalled Jif peanut butter can go here to fill out a recall claim form.
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.