Category Archives: Salmonella Peanut Butter

New Zealand – Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter -Salmonella

MPI

Jar of Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter (1.13kg)

Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter
5 July 2022: Martha’s Backyard Ltd is recalling a specific batch of Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter due to the possible presence of Salmonella.

Product identification
Product type Peanut butter
Name of product (size) Jif brand Creamy Peanut Butter (1.13kg)
Batch marking 2060 425
Date marking Best If Used By: MAR 01 2024
Package size and description The product is sold in a 1.13kg plastic jar.
Distribution The product is imported from the United States of America.

The product was sold at Martha’s Backyard, Unit K, 44 Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland between 1 July and 4 July 2022.

The product has not been re-exported.

Notes This recall does not affect any other Jif brand products or any other products imported by Martha’s Backyard Ltd.

Consumer advice

Customers are asked to check the batch and date mark on the back of the product.

Affected product should not be consumed. There have been reports of illness in the United States of America linked to Jif brand Peanut Butter. If you have consumed this product and have any concerns about your health, seek medical advice.

Customers should return the product to their retailer for a full refund.

More information on Salmonella

Who to contact

If you have questions, contact Martha’s Backyard Ltd:

  • Phone: 09 570 7976
  • Address: Unit K, 44 Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland.

Research – Peanut Butter Food Safety Concerns—Prevalence, Mitigation and Control of Salmonella spp., and Aflatoxins in Peanut Butter

MDPI

Peanut butter has a very large and continuously increasing global market. The food safety risks associated with its consumption are also likely to have impacts on a correspondingly large global population. In terms of prevalence and potential magnitude of impact, contamination by Salmonella spp., and aflatoxins, are the major food safety risks associated with peanut butter consumption. The inherent nature of the Salmonella spp., coupled with the unique chemical composition and structure of peanut butter, present serious technical challenges when inactivating Salmonella spp. in contaminated peanut butter. Thermal treatment, microwave, radiofrequency, irradiation, and high-pressure processing all are of limited efficacy in inactivating Salmonella spp. in contaminated peanut butter. The removal of aflatoxins in contaminated peanut butter is equally problematic and for all practical purposes almost impossible at the moment. Adopting good manufacturing hygiene practices from farm to table and avoiding the processing of contaminated peanuts are probably some of the few practically viable strategies for minimising these peanut butter food safety risks. The purpose of this review is to highlight the nature of food safety risks associated with peanut butter and to discuss the effectiveness of the initiatives that are aimed at minimising these risks.

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Peanut Butter (May 2022)

FDA

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif brand peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot codes described below. Photo examples are included below.

FDA has posted a list of additional recalls being conducted by companies that have used the recalled Jif peanut butter as an ingredient in the manufacturing of a new product (e.g., chocolate products) or in repackaging the product (e.g., snack cups). This list will be updated as the agency receives notification of new recalls.

In addition, USDA has issued a recall on ready-to-eat Super Asian Chicken Salads that were made with recalled Jif peanut butter and sold at an Amazon Go retail location in Washington state.

As of May 25, 2022, CDC reports that of the 10 people interviewed, 10 (100%) reported eating peanut butter prior to becoming ill. Nine people reported brand information, and all nine (100%) reported eating different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter, including recalled products that contain the recalled Jif peanut butter. Consumers should also avoid feeding recalled peanut butter to pets or other animals, including wild birds.

For Consumers

Follow these steps:

  1. Check if you have Jif peanut butter in your home.
  2. Locate the lot code on the back of the jar, under the Best If Used By Date (the lot code may be next to the Best If Used By Date for cups or squeeze pouches).
  3. In the lot code, if the first four digits are between 1274 and 2140, and if the next three numbers after that are ‘425’, this product has been recalled and you should not consume this product. An example is below.

If you are unsure what to do with your recalled product, you can call or email J.M. Smucker Company for more information:

The J.M. Smucker Co. Hotline: 800-828-9980
Website: jif.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer

FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and the first seven digits end with 425, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider.

For Retailers, Re-packers, and Manufacturers

In addition to the steps above, FDA recommends referring to the firm’s recall press for the UPC codes and other retailer information. Do not sell or serve recalled peanut butter or products containing recalled peanut butter.

Product Images

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella in Peanut Butter (May 2022) - Sample Recalled Product Label
Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella in Peanut Butter (May 2022) - Sample Label

Case Count Map Provided by CDC

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella in Peanut Butter (May 2022) - CDC Case Count Map as of May 25, 2022

Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 16
Hospitalizations: 2
Deaths: 0
Last Illness Onset: May 2, 2022
States with Cases: AR (1), GA (2), IL (1), MA (1), MO (2), OH (1), NC (2), NY (1), SC (1), TX (2), VA (1), WA (1)
Product Distribution: Nationwide and International (see below)

International Distribution for Recalled Products

The recall impacts markets outside of the U.S.

Customer information provided by J.M. Smucker on May 23, 2022 shows that it was distributed to the following countries and locations: Canada, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Honduras, Spain, Japan.

For additional information, international officials and customers can visit the company’s recall page.

USA – Deskins Candies Recalls Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter No Bake, Chocolate No Bake, and Peanut Butter Pinwheel Because of Possible Health Risk – Salmonella

FDA

“Deskin Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, 16 oz.” “Deskin Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheels, 16 oz.”

“Deskin Candies Chocolate No-Bakes, 16 oz.” “Deskin Candies Peanut Butter No-Bakes, 16 oz.

Deskins Candies of Bluefield, WV is recalling the following 16 oz products: Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter No-Bake, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheel, and Deskins Candies Chocolate No-Bake because it has 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.

The following 16 oz products in question, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter No-Bake, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheel, and Deskins Candies Chocolate No-Bake were distributed as follows:

Merchants Distributor Inc Hickory, NC
Kroger Salem, VA
Grants Supermarket West Virginia and Virginia
Goodsons Supermarket West Virginia

Containers are 16 oz clear plastic clamshells. Coding is located on the top of the plastic clamshell beside the label. Coding can be identified by a white sticker with “sell by” and the following expiration dates.

Peanut butter Fudge         UPC  7 33980 12311 7          expiration date 6/26
Peanut butter No Bakes  UPC   7 33980 12331 7          expiration date 6/21
Peanut butter Pinwheel   UPC   7 33980 12314 7         expiration date 6/16
Chocolate No Bakes        UPC  7 33980 12334 7          expiration date 6/26

There have been no confirmed cases to date.

This recall is a result of the J.M. Smucker Co recall of the Jiff peanut butter brand, which is a product used in the production of Deskins Candies. The company has ceased and destroyed all products containing the Jiff peanut butter items under recall.

Consumers who have purchased Deskins Candies 16 oz Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter No-Bakes, Chocolate No-Bakes, and Peanut Butter Pinwheels are urged to return products to place of purchase for full refund or dispose of the products in question and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Salmonella. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (304)324-1938 Monday- Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M EST.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Deskins Candies
 (304)324-1938

USA – General Mills recalls certain dipz products over Salmonella concerns

Food Safety News

General Mills of Golden Valley, MN is recalling certain “dipz” Lunch Blox products because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The products were distributed in California, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

See the list at the link above.

USA – Fudge in Minnesota recalled over Salmonella concerns

Food Safety News

Klein Foods, Inc. of Marshall, MN is recalling Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The products were distributed in Minnesota.

See link above for the product list.

USA – FDA Core Outbreak Tabel Update

FDA

Date
Posted
Ref Pathogen
Product Total
Case Count

Status
6/8/

2022

1068 E. coli
O157:H7
Not Yet Identified 10 Active
6/1/

2022

1066 Hepatitis A Virus Strawberries See Outbreak
Advisory
Active
5/25/

2022

1067 Salmonella 
Senftenberg
Peanut Butter See Outbreak Advisory Active
4/20/

2022

1064 Not Yet
Identified
Dry Cereal 558 adverse
event reports
Active
4/13/

2022

1057 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Yet
Identified
21 Active
3/30/

2022

1060 Not Yet
Identified
Meal Replacement
Drink
6 adverse
event reports
Closed
3/16/

2022

1055 Salmonella
Saintpaul
Not Identified 60 Closed
2/17/

2022

1056 Cronobacter
sakazakii
Powdered
Infant
Formula
See
Advisory
Active (IMG)
2/9/

2022

1040 Listeria
monocytogenes
Not Identified 20 Closed
2/2/

2022

1054 Enteroinvasive
E. coli
O143:H26
Not
Identified
16 Closed
1/10/

2022

1050 E. coli
O121:H19
Romaine 4 Closed

USA – Prairie City Bakery Recalls Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cakes Because of Possible Health Risk – Salmonella

FDA

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Due to potential for Salmonella contamination
Company Name:
Prairie City Bakery
Brand Name:
Prairie City Bakery
Product Description:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Company Announcement

Prairie City Bakery of Vernon Hills, IL is voluntarily recalling select lots of Prairie City Bakery® Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. The product contains Jif® peanut butter that was voluntarily recalled by the J.M. Smucker company on May 20, 2022, due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is 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.

At the time of this release, there have been no illnesses reported.

This recall affects 50,220 individually wrapped cakes sold in 2 ounce packages and in ten packs of 2 ounce packages of Prairie City Bakery® Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake containing cooked peanut butter. They were sold at gas stations and convenience stores nationwide.

The recalled product should not be consumed or handled outside of its package. The product should be disposed of or returned to place of purchase. The recalled product can be identified using the following information:

Product UPC information:
Ten Pack UPC: 7-97884-36719-9
Individual Unit UPC: 7-97884-36718-2

The lot and date codes below are recalled:

1357-1 Best by 6/23/2023
2085-1 Best by 9/25/2023

The recall was initiated after our copacker who produces and packages this item for Prairie City Bakery was alerted that the peanut butter used had been recalled by Jif®.

Consumers who have purchased this product may contact the company at (800) 338-5122 with the package code information for refunds Monday thru Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Prairie City Bakery
 800-338-5122

Product Photos

Germany – Various JIF branded peanut butter products – Salmonella

LMW

Alert type: Food
Date of first publication: 06/02/2022
Product name:

various JIF branded peanut butter products

Product images:

Product Image.png

FDA sample product image

Manufacturer (distributor):

JM Smucker Company

Reason for warning:

possible contamination with Salmonella Senftenberg

Packaging Unit: various
Durability: see batch number / lot identification
Lot identification: Lot numbers: 1274425 – 2140425
Further information:

Reference to a public warning from the US Food and Drug Administration:

ossible contamination with Salmonella Senftenberg in peanut butter products from the USA

As of June 1st, 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against consuming certain “JIF” branded peanut butter products.

On May 24, 2022, JIF announced that it had initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of potentially affected products. The product designation can be found in the attachment.

The recall is related to an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg in the United States.

The products were distributed within the USA and other third countries, as well as in Spain. The products mentioned are currently not recognizable in Germany.

There is a possibility that consumers could have purchased the products online via marketplaces or through short-term stays in the Member States and third countries in which sales took place.

The FDA advises consumers to observe the following points:

  1. Check if you have JIF peanut butter in the house.
  2.  Locate the batch code on the back of the jar under the best before date (see product image).
  3. If the first four digits of the batch code are between 1274 and 2140 and the next three digits after that are “425”, this product has been recalled and you should not consume it.

The FDA warns against using the products mentioned as feed for animals.

For more information on the FDA’s warning, please visit the following link: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-peanut-butter-may-2022

You can find the manufacturer’s recall under the following link: https://jms-s3-mkt-consumer-p-pmc6.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/recall.html

Salmonella:

Salmonella disease manifests itself within a few days after infection with diarrhoea, abdominal pain and occasionally vomiting and a slight fever. The symptoms usually subside on their own after a few days. Babies, small children, senior citizens and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible salmonella infection. It makes no sense to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.

Further information on salmonella, also in other languages, can be found here: http://www.infection-protection.de/erregersteckbriefe/salmonellen

BVL Email:

poststelle@bvl.bund.de

USA – Three Giant Eagle Stores Recall Bakery Items with Peanut Butter Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

FDA

PITTSBURGH – Giant Eagle, Inc. has issued a voluntarily recall of multiple bakery items containing peanut butter sold at three Pennsylvania supermarkets in Ebensburg, Indiana and Northern Cambria due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The impacted bakery products were sold in clam shell packaging, have sell by dates through May 28, 2022 and can be identified by the following 11 PLU numbers:

Impacted PLU Numbers
19688 50229
19795 51157
27779 51359
29850 51360
39842 97655
47778

The recalled items were sold in the bakery departments of the three Giant Eagle stores only and most guests who have purchased the impacted product have already been contacted directly. The recalled items were sold in 120 transactions total. There have been no reports of illness associated with this recall to date.

Giant Eagle was made aware of the issue during the retailer’s investigation into the recently announced nationwide Jif brand peanut butter recall from the J.M Smucker Company. The peanut butter included in the recalled bakery items is included in the Jif peanut butter recall.

Guests who have purchased the affected product should dispose of it or return a qualifying receipt to the local Giant Eagle store for a refund. Guests with questions may call Giant Eagle Customer Care at 1-800-553-2324 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

In addition to this public communication regarding this recall, Giant Eagle initiated its consumer recall telephone notification process. The consumer recall process uses purchase data and consumer telephone numbers housed in the Giant Eagle Advantage Card database to alert those households that purchased the affected product and have updated telephone contact information in the database.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Giant Eagle Customer Care
 1-800-553-2324
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