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Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Announces a Voluntary Recall of Peanut Butter October 10, 2014

Second Harvest Food Bank has issued a voluntary recall of 12 ounce jars of peanut butter included in bags of food distributed by Second Harvest through the school systems within   Carter, Greene, Unicoi, Johnson, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan and Washington counties within the last two weeks.  The recall comes after a report of a foreign object found in a jar of peanut butter.  

We believe this is an isolated incident, but the safety of those we serve is our primary concern; therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we feel we need to recall this product. We are asking that every parent of a child who receives a bag of food through The Food For Kids Backpack Program return the jar of peanut butter to your school. The Food Bank does not believe a physical contaminate in the peanut butter is a wide spread issue; however, we want to use extreme caution and have every jar returned to us.

The peanut butter was purchased by Second Harvest to be included in the bags of food for the Food for Kids Backpack Program.  This was the only means of distribution in Northeast Tennessee for this particular of peanut butter. 


In Southwest Virginia this product was distributed through Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  The 12oz. Peanut Butter packed by Kroger private label was distributed June through August through participating pantries and children’s programs in Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, Grayson, Washington and Smyth counties.  








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