Country Fresh, in Cooperation with the J. M. Smucker Co., Voluntarily Recalls Select Items Containing Peanut Butter Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination - 5/31/22
Company Announcement Date:
May 24, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
May 24, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Multiple brand names
Fresh Cut Fruit Snack Trays and Fruit Snack Cups
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:
|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 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.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
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