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.
Which Jif Peanut Butter Products Were Recalled?
According to the FDA Recall Notice  issued on May 20, 2022, recalled products include:
|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:
- Abdominal cramps
- Severe illness
- Weakened immune systems
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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