Jif Peanut Butter’s Recall Now Extends to Products Including Ice Cream, Fudge, and Even Chicken Salad
We first alerted you to the Jif recall two weeks ago, when multiple varieties of the peanut butter were pulled from shelves due to possible salmonella contamination. Jif’s parent company, J.M. Smucker Co., voluntarily recalled the peanut butter after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 16 people in a dozen states.
Now that recall has been extended to include products made with Jif peanut butter including Taharka Brothers peanut butter cup ice cream, Walmart and Fudgeamentals fudge, Del Monte brand fresh cut fruit and vegetable products, a ready-to-eat Super Asian Chicken Salad distributed to an Amazon Go retail location in Washington, and more.
According to the FDA, symptoms of salmonellosis can include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Most infected people develop symptoms within 12 to 72 hours and they typically last four to seven days. Although the majority recover without treatment, about 450 people in the United States die from acute salmonellosis every year. If you suspect you’ve been infected, contact your healthcare provider.
This has been a challenging year for peanut butter lovers. A couple of months ago, Skippy recalled three varieties of their peanut butter because “a limited number of jars may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment.” Even Disney World was impacted and visitors had to miss out on all kinds of peanut butter treats which were temporarily unavailable due to the shortage.
Luckily, Disney Springs’ Gideon Bakeshop just took to Instagram to announce the highly anticipated return of peanut butter and I’m hoping it’s back for good. Instead of taking chances on any pre-made peanut butter products, though, I’m going to check my jars one more time and when I’m sure it’s safe, I’ll whip up my own no-bake peanut butter dessert cup or no-bake banana and peanut butter caramel icebox cake. Or both.