The impact of the Jif recall ripples through Disney World, which no longer offers peanut butter-laden snacks at its Florida theme park due to shortages of the product.
The holes in Disney’s menu offerings come as federal health officials warn Americans against consuming a range of ready-to-eat baked goods, sandwiches, candies, trail mixes and salads made ofwith a growing number of snacks removed from stores and vending machines nationwide amid a salmonella outbreak in several states.
At least 16 people from 12 states have been infected, including two hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an update on the outbreak on Wednesday. Five out of five people said they ate peanut butter and four out of five said they ate Jif before they got sick, according to the CDC’s review of epidemiological information.
“The Great Peanut Butter Shortage of 2022 continues,” Orlando, Fla.-based Gideon’s Bakehouse proclaimed in a Facebook post on Saturday.
The Disney Springs restaurant took to Instagram to explain that the recall had slowed the arrival of large supplies of peanut butter in Florida, leaving it in “a pickle” as it needs hundreds of pounds a day for its peanut butter desserts. Although the treats aren’t currently available, its Nitro PB Cold Brew still is, because the drink is made from peanuts from a Georgian farm, not peanut butter, the restaurant explained.
The Magic Kingdom also removed its peanut butter sauce from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor menu, leaving only hot fudge and caramel toppings on its snack menu, a change noted by The Disney Food Blog and Walt Disney World News Today.
Walt Disney did not respond to a request for comment.
The Th Jif recall has fueled a slew of related movements, including a recall of Rich’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups sold in nearly 200 candy and ice cream stores across the country between Nov. 11, 2021 and Nov. 23. January 2022.
The JM Smucker Co. on May 20sold in the United States and Canada, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg was found at a JM Smucker factory in Lexington, Kentucky, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
In the days that followed, more than a dozen companies recalled products containing Jif.
The true number of sick people and affected states is likely higher, as some people recover without being tested, according to the CDC. “This product has a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif Peanut Butter you have at home to make sure it hasn’t been recalled,” he added.
Salmonella can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. It can be serious and sometimes fatal for children, as well as for the frail and the elderly. Most people who contract Salmonella develop symptoms between six hours and six days after being exposed to the bacteria.
All recalled peanut butters include the numbers 1274425-2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven digits.
In addition to Jif’s jars, snacks containing the recalled peanut butter are now under regulatory review, with 17 separate but related recalls issued in the past 10 days or so.
Giant Eagle has recalled several baked goods containing peanut butter sold at three Pennsylvania supermarkets in Ebensburg, Indiana and northern Cambria due to potential salmonella contamination, the company said in a notice. released Saturday by the FDA. The recalled items involved 120 transactions and most people who purchased them were contacted directly, Giant Eagle said.
Safeway Fresh Foods is recalling more than 1,200 cases of Quick Chek branded Apple and Peanut Butter Shack trays distributed in New Jersey at Quick Chek retail stores, the Vineland, New Jersey-based company said.
AG Specialty Foods of Happy Valley, Ore., is recalling four perishable products sold in Oregon and Washington because they contain Jif peanut butter, according to an FDA notice issued Friday. Potentially contaminated items include peanut butter and jam sandwiches and snacks. and boxes with expiration dates ranging from May 16, 2022 to June 3, 2022.
Wawa is removing two products sold in its stores – Wawa Apple & Peanut Butter Dipper and Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, according to an FDA notice.
Euphoria Chocolate of Eugene, Oregon is recalling truffles and fudge containing Jif and sold by retailers and supermarkets statewide from February 17, 2022 through May 20, 2022.
Bix Produce of Little Canada, Minnesota on Thursday recalled 5-ounce packages of “Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box” and “Egg and Cheese Curds snack box” containing the recalled peanut butter. The snack boxes were sold by retailers in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Walmart-branded fudge made with Jif peanut butter and sold in stores nationwide is being recalled by Fudgeamentals of Melville, New York, the company said in a notice issued Wednesday by the FDA.
Fresh Del Monte is recalling ready-to-eat fresh-cut fruits and vegetables containing Jif Peanut Butter sold by retailers, including 7-Eleven nationwide, the Florida company said in a separate notice.
Coblentz Chocolate Co., based in Walnut Creek, Ohio, is recalling candy, including chocolate, fudge, caramel corn and assorted creams containing the recalled Jif peanut butter, sold nationwide from November 12 2021 to May 21, 2022. The company has discontinued using Jif Peanut Butter, Coblentz said in a recall notice issued Tuesday by the FDA.
Garden Cut, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday recalled products that combine sliced apple or cut celery with peanut butter and are distributed in seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods of Portland, Ore., on Tuesday recalled apple and celery slices combined with 1.5-ounce servings of Jif To Go Creamy Peanut Butter distributed at stores in two states — Oregon and Washington.
Country Fresh, based in Spring, Texas, is recalling a line of fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing the recalled Jif Peanut Butter sold under brands such as Giant, Market32, Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations and Wegmans.
Products were sold through retailers in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, DC and West Virginia, Country Fresh said.
Cargill announced Monday that it is recalling 795 8-ounce boxes of recalled peanut butter candies and other snacks, according to a notice issued by the FDA.
This includes Ritz Peanut Butter Crackers coated in milk and dark chocolate, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally at the Wilbur Chocolate retail store in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and in online at Wilburbuds.com.
Taher Inc. of Plymouth, Minnesota is recalling 6.3 ounce packages of “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” containing potentially contaminated Jif Peanut Butter. The packs were sold at retail stores and vending machines in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to the company.
Albertsons Companies said it was recalling 11 store-prepared products, including mini peanut butter cream pies and apple slices with peanut butter sold at stores including ACME, Albertsons, Eagle, Jewel- Osco, Safeway Tom Thumb and Vons (see full list of products and stores here).
In the meantime, Giant Eagle recallssold through May 13 by GetGo stations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The snacks carry UPC code: 30034 93770 6 and expiration dates through May 29, 2022.
The CDC estimates that about 1.3 million Americans are infected with salmonella each year, with 26,500 hospitalizations and 420 deaths.