Food retailer Harry & David is expanding its voluntarily recall of peanut butters, spreads, and related products due to potential Salmonella contamination.
The company took the action in response to an expansion of Sunland Inc.’s recall of products manufactured in its peanut butter plant that may be tainted with the illness-causing bacteria.
Specifically, the affected products in Harry and David’s expanded recall are its 12-ounce jars of Harry & David Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter, Creamy Banana Peanut Spread, Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread, and Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread. All were sold nationwide and carry “best by” dates of March 1, 2011, to September 24, 2013. The recall also includes the following multi-component food items that included the recalled products:
• Harry & David Apple Snack Box.
• Wolferman’s Bee Sweet Gift Basket.
• Wolferman’s Hearty Snack Gift Basket.
• Wolferman’s All-Day Assortment Gift Basket.
• Wolferman’s Father’s Day Basket.
Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
Products subject to this recall were sold nationwide through Harry & David and Wolferman’s catalogs and websites, as well as through Harry & David stores, between May 26, 2010, and September 25, 2012.
Individual jars of the recalled peanut butter products sold through Harry & David stores have UPC numbers of 780994738713 (Creamy Banana Peanut Spread), 780994738720 (Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread), 780994757868 (Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread), or 780994738737 (Crunchy Almond and Peanut Butter) printed on the barcode. The recalled multi-component food items have lot code numbers of 0092M through 2372M or 0092H through 2372H.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported.
Consumers who purchased the products can them to any Harry & David retail store for a full refund. For more information: 800-233-1101.