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Protein power snacks sold at Walgreens recalled because of possible health risk

NEW JERSEYF&S Produce Co of Vineland, NJ is recalling a limited quantity of Protein Power Snack, because it contains a cup of 0.75oz JIF peanut butter which has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which 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 (which may be bloody), 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.

Protein Power Snack was distributed at US Walgreens stores in New Jersey and New York.

The product has since been pulled from the shelves and is currently past the expiration date. The last lot of the affected product had a code date of “Best By: 05/28/22” which can be located on the front label.

No illnesses have been reported to date from this product. However, the peanut butter used to make this product has illnesses associated with it, the company said.

The recall was as the result of F&S receiving some of the affected lots of JIF Peanut Butter which J.M. Smucker Co has recalled.  The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue their investigation.

If consumers still have any of this product remaining in their homes, they are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Joseph Garofalo at 856-391-7122 or from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST on Mon-Fri.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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