Peanut Butter Recall Hits Schools After Salmonella Outbreak

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Peanut butter that has been recalled due to salmonella contamination has found its way into schools via Smucker’s Uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, reports Food Poisoning Bulletin.

Some of the premade, crustless sandwiches from Smuckers are produced with Sunland Inc. peanut butter, which has had more than 240 products recalled, according to the food poisoning prevention site. The recalls were issued in late September, but sandwiches continue to be served by the National School Lunch Program.

Food Poison Bulletin reports that the J.M. Smucker Co. initiated a voluntary recall on their products last week, prompting the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the NSLP, to take action. A “food safety hold” was issued last week.

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