Supplier J.M. Smucker Co.’s Jif Recall Prompts Fresh Del Monte to Voluntarily Recall Select Ready-To-Eat Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination - 5/31/22
Company Announcement Date:
May 24, 2022
FDA Publish Date:
May 25, 2022
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Multiple brand names
Fresh cut fruit and vegetable products
(Miami, FL – May 24, 2022) – J.M. Smucker Co.’s voluntary recall of select JifÒ products in the United States has prompted Fresh Del Monte to voluntarily recall fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products containing ready-to-eat JifÒ peanut butter dip due to the potential presence of Salmonella contamination. In response and out of an abundance of caution, Fresh Del Monte is recalling the following products, which were sold to retailers nationwide: Del Monte Apples with Peanut Butter (5 ounce) Peanut Butter Snack Pack (4.25 ounce), Apples and Peanut Butter (6 ounce, and 5.5 ounce), and Sandwich with Peanut Butter Cup.
This recall does not affect any other Fresh Del Monte portfolio items, which are completely safe, and not implicated as the source of this recall. The scope of this Fresh Del Monte recall is very limited as it relates to the company’s portfolio and only affects a few products containing J.M. Smuckers’ JifÒ peanut butter.
Salmonella is an organism that 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 can review the official J.M Smucker Co. FDA press release here.
Products subject to the voluntary recall of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables are packaged in clear plastic containers with a tamper-evident seal and identified with a Del Monte “Best If Used By” (DM BIUB) date on, or before, May 30, 2022. Consumers can identify the recalled product using the information in the table at the end of this release.
Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and discard it immediately. Retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that no recalled product is available for purchase by consumers. Any JifÒ peanut butter snack packs that were packed in fruit snack trays from September 1, 2021, through May 20, 2022, that may be still on hand should be disposed of as well.
Consumers with questions may contact the company’s customer service desk at 305-520-8668 or 1-800-659-6500, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit its website at https://delmontefresh.com/about-us/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.
Recalled Product Information:
|Brand||Description||UPC code||Best If used by|
|Del Monte||Apple with Peanut Butter, 5.5 oz||717524102393||5/24/2022- 5/30/2022|
|Del Monte||Apples & Peanut Butter dip, 6 oz.||717524720979||5/24/2022 – 5/30/2022|
|Del Monte||Peanut Butter Snack Pack, 4.25 oz||717524784698||5/26/2022 – 05/29/2022|
|Del Monte||PB & J SANDWICH (Peanut Butter and Jelly), 6.4 oz||717524770806||5/24/2022 -5/28/2022|
|Del Monte||Apple, Pretzel, Peanut Butter Snack Pack, 4.25 oz||717524655011||5/24/2022 -5/29/2022|
|7-Eleven||Peanut Butter Snack Pack, 4.25 oz||052548683146||5/24/2022 – 5/26/2022|
|7-Eleven||Celery with Peanut Butter, 4.5 oz||052548682712||5/24/2022 -05/25/2022|
|7-Eleven||Peanut Butter Snack Pack, 4.25 oz||52548683146||5/24/2022- 5/26/2022|
|Circle-K||Apple Pretzel Peanut Butter Snack Pack, 4.25 oz||717524716309||5/24/2022 -5/30/2022|
|Get Go||Apples with Peanut Butter Dip, 5 oz||0030034937706||5/26/2022- 5/29/2022|
* 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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The Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls–those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death–and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.
The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
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