Popular Snack Cakes Being Recalled for Salmonella in Central Texas
Does it feel like every week there's another recall? So far this year, 900 million product units have been recalled -- including everything from vehicles to baby formula -- due to safety issues.
New Recall for June 2022
Since then, a string of related recalls have been issued for items with Jif as an ingredient, including certain fudge products sold by Walmart and Cargill sweets. Now, the FDA has added another item to the list.
The latest recall involves roughly 50,000 individually wrapped Prairie City Bakery Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake containing recalled Jif peanut butter. The snack cakes were sold at gas stations, convenience, and grocery stores in 2-ounce packages and in 10 packs of 2-ounce packages according to CBS News. The recalled products have the following codes and dates printed on the packaging:
- Lot code 1357-1/Best by date 6/23/2023
- Lot code 2085-1/Best by date 9/25/2023
Ten packs of the product can be identified by UPC 7-97884-36719-9, and individually packaged cakes have the UPC 7-97884-36718-2. You can get more information about other recalled products here.
Salmonella can cause fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. It can be serious and sometimes fatal to children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems. Usually people who get Salmonella develop symptoms between six hours to six days after being exposed. Most healthy people recover within a week or less without medical treatment.
The CDC estimates around 1.3 million Americans a year are affected by salmonella. Over 26,000 of those infected require hospital treatment, and more than 400 people die as a result of the bacteria.