FSIS issues public health alert for ready-to-eat salad products containing peanut butter that may be contaminated with salmonella

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) salads containing peanut butter regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which was recalled by JM Smucker Company due to a potential Salmonella contamination. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed.

The salads were produced between 05/11/2022 and 05/23/2022. The following products subject to the public health alert are [view labels]:

  • 14.5 oz. clamshell plastic containers labeled “Super Asian Chicken Salad” with a “Best Thru” date of 05/16 to 06/03.

The product bears establishment number “P-214” inside the USDA inspection mark. These items were distributed at an Amazon Go outlet in Washington.

The issue was discovered when FSIS was notified by the establishment that the dressing component of the RTE salad product was formulated with peanut butter which was recalled.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness or adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common foodborne bacterial illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within 6 hours to 6 days of consuming the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some people, however, the diarrhea can be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older people, infants, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop serious illness. People concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.

FSIS is concerned that some products are in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Media and consumers with questions regarding the public health alert may contact Brian Schkeryantz, AG Specialty Foods, at 949-293-3963 or [email protected]

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages on Ask USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint. fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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