MINNEAPOLIS — Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see whether they have any Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter made by a New Mexico company that is being recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.
The J.M. Smucker Co. used peanut butter that was produced by Sunland Inc. and supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in “limited production runs” of 72-count bulk packs of the sandwiches that went to schools under the National School Lunch Program, Smucker’s spokeswoman Maribeth Badertscher said in an email Thursday. Uncrustables are peanut butter and jelly, pocket-like, circular sandwiches.
The company tests all the incoming USDA-supplied peanut butter it gets, and tests finished products before distributing them, and found no problems, she said. But out of “an abundance of caution,” and working with federal agencies, she said, Smucker’s recently notified school customers that they should check to see if they still have any of the sandwiches from the recalled lots. They should not be served to students, the company said.