Cargill recalls products containing peanut butter

Cargill is recalling select lots of Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold through the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pennsylvania and online at Wilburbuds.com. 

The products contain Jif peanut butter that was recalled by the J.M. Smucker Co. on May 20, 2022. The J. M. Smucker Co.’s recall of dozens of Jif peanut butter products was because of a new outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg. The full recall can be viewed here.

Recalled products:

This recall affects 795, 8-ounce boxes of peanut butter containing products. 

These products were sold from Feb. 9, 2022 and March 28, 2022.

  • K119D Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs – 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220216AC, Best if Used by Date of 5/16/2022
  • K119M Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs – 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220216AF, Best if Used by Date of 5/16/2022
  • K120D Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Meltaways – 8 oz Box
    Lot 220224AA, Best if Used by Date of 4/24/2022
    Lot 220219AB, Best if Used by Date of 4/19/2022
    Lot 220215AC, Best if Used by Date of 4/15/2022
  • K120M Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Meltaways – 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220222AA with Best if Used by Date of 4/22/2022
    Lot 220218AG with Best if Used by Date of 4/18/2022
    Lot 220215AE with Best if Used by Date of 4/15/2022
  • K121M Milk Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers – 8pc. 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220302AF with Best if Used by Date of 6/2/2022
    Lot 220216AJ with Best if Used by Date of 5/16/2022
    Lot 220209AF with Best if Used by Date of 5/9/2022
  • K508 Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge – 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220219AF with Best if Used by Date of 4/19/2022
  • K509 Peanut Butter Fudge – 8 oz. Box
    Lot 220219AC with Best if Used by Date of 4/19/2022

As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses or health-related complaints in connection with this recall have been reported to Cargill. However, there is an ongoing outbreak associated with the consumption of Jif peanut butter.

Customers who purchased this product should not consume it and dispose of or return any unconsumed portions to the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store. 

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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