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The J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling select lots of Jif Peanut Butter which may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Why was the Jif Peanut Butter Recalled?

The CDC, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state and local partners reported that they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked in multiple states to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

Total Illnesses according to the FDA recall notice: 14, Hospitalizations: 2, Last Illness Onset: May 1, 2022. States with Cases: Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), North Carolina (1), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), and Washington (1).

CDC’s review of epidemiological information indicates that five out of five consumers with salmonella infection reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter recalled prior to becoming ill.

FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, KY, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010.

The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that the recalled products produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak. J.M.

Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425 manufactured in Lexington, KY.

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Which Jif Peanut Butter Products Were Recalled?

According to the FDA Recall Notice [1] issued on May 20, 2022, recalled products include:

Description UPC
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025516
JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025537
JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024705
JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024706
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150007565
JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL 5150008026
JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008051
JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008058
JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE 5150021889
JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE 5150024114
JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024130
JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO 5150024136
JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024137
JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024143
JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024163
JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024170
JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024174
JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024177
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY 5150024182
JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024191
JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024307
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024321
JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024322
JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024331
JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK 5150024404
JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024540
JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH 5150024545
JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024548
JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH 5150024572
JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024769
JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024776
JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025499
JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025518
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER 5150025530
JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150025542
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025565
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025574
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY 5150025578
JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072001
JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072002
JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150041418
JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT 5150092100
JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024094
JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024095
JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024141
JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY 5150024402
JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024090
JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024091
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025524

Jif peanut butter products affected by this recall were distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets, FDA said.

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Salmonella Poisoning Symptoms

According to the FDA, signs and symptoms of potential salmonella contamination illnesses include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Severe illness
  • Weakened immune systems

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FDA Recommendation

If you purchased any recalled Jif Peanut Butter, the FDA recommends that you should not eat it, and either discard it immediately or return it to the point of purchase for a refund.

Anyone concerned about a potential salmonella outbreak infection should contact their healthcare provider immediately or dial 9-1-1.

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