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JM Smucker Might Have to Fork Over $125M Over Peanut Butter Recall

— June 10, 2022

The recall for products containing Jif peanut butter was just expanded.

Earlier this month, a recall was issued for certain Jif peanut butter products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella. Now, that recall is being expanded to include even more peanut butter products. On Tuesday, F&S Produce announced a recall of its Protein Power Snacks and Taharka Brothers recalled its peanut butter cup ice cream.

Recalled Jif Peanut Butter
Recalled Jif Peanut Butter; image courtesy of the FDA,

According to the new recalls, the F&S Produce protein snacks “contain a 0.75-ounce cup of Jif peanut butter.” They were sold in Walgreens stores throughout New York and New Jersey. The affected lot has a best-by date of May 28, 2022, printed on the front label. The recalled ice cream products were “distributed by grocery stores, restaurants, scoop shops, and through direct delivery in the D.C. and Maryland area between March 1 and May 28.”

Fortunately, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the protein snacks or ice cream products. However, illnesses have been reported in association with certain Kif peanut butter products.

For those who don’t know, J.M. Smuckers announced a recall for a handful of Jif products last month over fears they were contaminated with salmonella. So far there have been 16 reported illnesses and two hospitalizations linked to the outbreak.

Salmonella is serious business. Not only does it cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea, but it can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in the elderly, children, pregnant women, and anyone with a weak immune system.


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