The massive JIF peanut butter recall from a few weeks ago continues to trigger additional recalls. We’ve already seen several types of peanut butter desserts pulled from stores following the peanut butter recall, and that’s because JIF products are responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella in the United States. The most recent JIF-related recall involves various types of desserts from Deskins Candies.
These delicious desserts contain JIF peanut butter. Therefore, they are unsafe to consume, as the products pose the same risk of illness as other products containing potentially contaminated JIF peanut butter.
Deskins Candy Recall
Deskins Candies announced the recall of several desserts this week. The list includes Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Fudge, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter No-Bake, Deskins Candies Peanut Butter Pinwheel, and Deskins Candies Chocolate No-Bake.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted the announcement at this link.
Deskins Candies desserts are available in clear containers as shown in the images below. Additionally, these are the identifiers you should look for to determine if the products are part of the recall:
- Peanut Butter Fudge – UPC 7 33980 12311 7; expiry date 06/26
- No-Cook Peanut Butter – UPC 7 33980 12331 7; expiry date 06/21
- Chocolate without cooking – UPC 7 33980 12334 7; expiry date 06/26
- Peanut Butter Reel – UPC 7 33980 12314 7; expiry date 6/16
In addition, the company provided information on distributors who sold the recalled products. Here are the places where the desserts were available before the recall:
- Merchants Distributor Inc Hickory, North Carolina
- Kroger Salem, Virginia
- Grants Supermarket West Virginia and Virginia
- Goodsons Supermarket West Virginia
Risk of Salmonella infection
Salmonella is dangerous because it can cause severe and sometimes fatal symptoms in young children, the frail or elderly, and immunocompromised people. Healthy people may have fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
In rare cases, the infection can travel to the bloodstream and lead to additional complications, including arterial infections, endocarditis, and arthritis.
Therefore, the detection of Salmonella bacteria in food and beverages regularly triggers product recalls. The contamination of JIF peanut butter is an example.
The FDA has linked JIF products to an outbreak of Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is conducting its own investigation into the outbreak.
While JIF peanut butter has been linked to 16 cases of salmonellosis, Deskins Candies has received no reports of cases linked to its desserts. However, the recalled products still pose a risk of infection.
Also, people who get sick from Salmonella often don’t realize when or how they got infected.
what you should do
The manufacturer is advising customers who purchased any of the Deskins candies under the recall not to eat them. Additionally, buyers may return products for a full refund. They can also destroy products and take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Salmonella.
Additionally, people who have had symptoms consistent with Salmonella infection should see a doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Customers should also keep an eye out for this handy FDA resource: a recalls page that lists all products linked to the JIF Peanut Butter recall.
Finally, be sure to read the Deskins Candies recall announcement in its entirety. It is available at this link, offering manufacturer contact details and additional product images.