Currently there is a widespread recall happening on peanut butter because of salmonella concerns. One of the biggest names in jarred peanut butter is at the heart of the situation, as Jif peanut butter has been recalled thanks to a salmonella outbreak at one of their facilities. And with such a big name having to remove so many of their products from store shelves, it looks like Disney World is doing their part to protect the park and its visitors by removing the ingredient across their parks.
While we don’t know whether or not any peanut butter used at Disney World was actually impacted by the recalls, the park is doing what they can to be proactive to prevent anyone getting sick. This means that out of “an abundance of caution” they are temporarily removing all peanut butter products and dishes from their menus and shops.
According to WDW News Today,
"at least for now, guests won’t be able to find products containing peanut butter anywhere on Walt Disney World property."
Disney World has removed peanut butter from their park for now
Considering the widespread issues with peanut butter and so many other food products (recalls include ice cream and strawberries to name a few), it makes sense that Disney World would be proactive in making sure that people are safe from foods that could make them ill. And since we know there are a lot of peanut butter products in the park, that means that a lot of fan favorites are currently MIA.
We hate the fact that this recall is happening right now as it is definitely making our summer snacking and guilty eating a bit of a bummer. We are already missing out on our peanut butter cup sundaes and our favorite peanut butter sauces. And knowing that the recall is big enough to have Walt Disney World stepping in and being cautious has us even more concerned over the problems facing so many of these food products.
What do you say Guilty Eaters? Are we surprised by this news? Do you think Walt Disney World is right to be proactive like this?