Taher Inc. of Plymouth, MN, is recalling its 6.3 ounce packages of “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” because they contain Jif Peanut Butter and are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
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. That recall can be viewed here.
The recalled “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” were distributed in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin in retail stores and vending machines.
- The product comes in a 6.3 ounce, clear plastic package marked with lot numbers: 135-142 on the bottom with expiration dates ranging from 5/24 to 5/31.
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported to date in connection with these specific products.
The potential for contamination was noted after confirming the firm received ¾ oz Creamy Peanut Butter Foodservice Cups affected by the nationwide Jif Peanut Butter Recall.
Consumers who have purchased 6.3 ounce packages of “Power Packs” are urged to destroy them.
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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