Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte Fresh has recalled several of its fresh-cut fruit and vegetable products that contain ready-to-eat Jif peanut butter dip in the wake of J.M. Smucker’s national recall of its popular spread.
On May 20, Jif’s parent company recalled numerous lots of its jar and squeezable packet products nationwide due to the potential presence of salmonella contamination, which can make you sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Del Monte recall, posted on May 25 by the FDA, only affects these products: Del Monte Apples with Peanut Butter in the 5 ounce package, Peanut Butter Snack Pack (4.25 ounce), Apples and Peanut Butter (6 ounce and 5.5 ounce sizes) and Sandwich with Peanut Butter Cup.
The Del Monte recall does not affect its other Fresh Del Monte items. In addition to its Miami-Dade base, the recalled products were shipped nationwide to retailers, including at familiar grab-and-go convenience stores and gas station markets like 7-Eleven, Circle-K and Get Go.
“The scope of this Fresh Del Monte recall is very limited as it relates to the company’s portfolio and only affects a few products containing J.M. Smuckers’ Jif peanut butter,” according to the company.
What to look for
Del Monte Fresh products subject to the recall are packaged in clear plastic containers with a tamper-evident seal and identified with a Del Monte “Best If Used By” date on, or before, May 30, 2022. You can see the familiar red, blue, green and white Jif logo on the little dip cup inside many of the packages.
Five of these products will feature the Del Monte label design. These are Apple with Peanut Butter, Apples & Peanut Butter Dip, Peanut Butter Snack Pack, PB & J Sandwich and Apple, Pretzel, Peanut Butter Snack Pack.
Three of them are sold under the 7-Eleven logo. Two of them are marked Peanut Butter Snack Pack and the other is Celery with Peanut Butter.
Circle-K’s product is Apple Pretzel Peanut Butter Snack Pack and Get Go’s is Apples with Peanut Butter Dip.
What you should do
If you have any of these products in your refrigerator you should toss it, Del Monte suggested.
If you are reading this on your phone as you pump your gas and are reminded how good a Del Monte Peanut Butter Snack Pack sounds right about now for your road trip note this: retailers have been notified to check their store shelves and warehouse inventories to make sure that no recalled product is available for purchase. Hold off until new lots are manufactured and shipped.
Any Jif peanut butter snack packs that were packed in fruit snack trays from Sept. 1, 2021, through May 20, 2022, that may be still on hand should be disposed of as well.
You may be able to return your packages where you bought them if the retailer accepts them.
Questions? Contact Del Monte Fresh’s customer service desk at 305-520-8668 or 800-659-6500, Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm Eastern time. Or email email@example.com or visit the Del Monte customer contact website.