The J. M. Smucker Co. recently announced a recall on select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside best-if-used-by date.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to certain products. The CDC said 14 illnesses had been reported, with two people needing hospitalization.
The illnesses have been reported in Washington, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
If consumers have products matching the above description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately.
Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should visit www.jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET.
Recalled Jif peanut butter product list:
|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|