With the Food and Drug Administration's announcement of an expanded recall of Sunland Inc.'s peanut butter, AdvancePierre Foods of Cincinnati, Ohio, is initiating a voluntary recall of select frozen products including Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, Peanut Butter and Jelly Graham Cracker sandwiches and Peanut Butter cup products, all produced at its Easley, S.C., factory. In the best interest of consumers, AdvancePierre has decided to recall all of the potentially affected products, including those beyond the one-year shelf life.
The affected products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. To date, there have been no confirmed illnesses or injuries reported in connection with any of the AdvancePierre recalled products, and no other AdvancePierre products are being recalled at this time.
Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis, and arthritis.
The following products are included in this recall:
- Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches (frozen)
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Graham Cracker sandwiches (frozen)
- Peanut Butter cups (frozen)
The "lot number" is located on the exterior of the sandwich wrappers and if applicable, the "sell by date" is on the outer cartons near the folded seal.
The select products subject to this recall were manufactured between the dates of July 17, 2011, through May 18, 2012, and distributed nationwide through retail stores, food service, convenience stores and the USDA commodity foods programs. A list of the specific products being recalled can be found on the AdvancePierre website, advancepierre.com.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Consumers with recalled product are urged not to eat the product, and to dispose of it or return it to AdvancePierre or the retail establishment where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recalled products may phone AdvancePierre Customer Service at (855) 348-8888 from 7am-8pm CT, seven days a week.