Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc, of Portland, OR is recalling Celery Peanut Butter Cup G&G and Apple Peanut Butter Cup G&G containing Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go 1.5oz. Cups because of potential Salmonella contamination.

This recall comes after J. M. Smucker Co.’s recall of dozens of Jif peanut butter products because of a new outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg. The full recall can be viewed here.

The recalled products have a 9-day shelf life and were distributed in Oregon and Washington to retailers and supermarkets from 02/19/2022 through 05/23/2022. 

Recalled products:

Brand Product Pack Size UPC Use By Dates Range Included States
Mary’s Harvest Celery Peanut Butter Cup G&G 6/7.5 oz. 8 87241 79672 1 05/15/2022-05/31/2022 OR, WA
Mary’s Harvest Apple Peanut Butter Cup G&G 6/6.5 oz. 8 87241 79671 4 05/15/2022-05/30/2022 OR, WA

Anyone who has the recalled Mary’s Harvest products in their possession should not consume and should discard the affected G&G cup including the Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go 1.5 oz. cup. Peanut Butter has a longer shelf life than celery or apple, so consumers who saved the Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go 1.5 oz. cups from G&G products should not be consumed.

A comprehensive list of recalls of food products associated with peanut butter from J.M. Smucker Co. can be found here. Consumers with recalled Jif peanut butter can go here to fill out a recall claim form.

About Salmonella infections

Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.

Anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.

Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.

Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.

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