Jif Peanut Butter Recalled For Salmonella Outbreak In 12 States

5/24/2022 Update
Around 40 people in 12 states got sick with salmonella after eating Jif peanut butter. The company recalled 49 products of particular batches produced between October 2021 and May 2022.
5/28/2022 Update
A G Specialty Foods Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Food Products Containing Jif and Smuckers Peanut Butter Due to the Potential Salmonella Contamination. FDA Publish Date:
May 27, 2022

Jif’s creamy and crunchy peanut butter is famous for its taste and texture on any toasted bread. However, the J.M. Smucker company itself is getting toasted by customers and FDA amid a salmonella outbreak from a particular batch of peanut butter products.

Till now, 14 hospitalization cases have been reported in 12 states, including Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. These cases were linked to possible salmonella infection from Jif’s peanut butter.

FDA has announced the name of 49 products that include different sizes and packaging of peanut butter and 40-oz honey jar. These products fall between the lot codes 1274425 and 2140425. These batches were all produced in Jif’s Lexington, KY factory.

Both CDC and FDA are investigating the issues in collaboration with the company officials. Jif declared it would reimburse some sort in an announcement. The method and time are not clarified. In an unsigned statement, the company apologizes for the inconvenience and ensures the rest of the products are safe to consume.

Jif Peanut Butter

Interestingly, the salmonella strain found in the recalled products is the same that FDA collected in 2010 at the Jif factory. None from the company answered about the reappearance of the same bacteria strain. In fact, the company representative said they are still not sure how salmonella strain gets into the supply.

Salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter is nothing new for the US. A similar multi-state outbreak occurred in 2006 and 2007, where 600 people were infected with a strain of salmonella bacteria found in Great Value and Peter Pan peanut butter.

The most common symptoms of salmonella infection include

  • High fever (102+ degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days
  • Dehydration
  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloody diarrhea (in severe cases)
  • Blood in the urine (in severe cases)
  • Rashes (in severe cases)
  • Ache (in severe cases)

The bacteria may trigger the symptoms between 12 to 72 hours from first exposure. Every year around 1 million people in the US get salmonella infection, and 26,000 of them require hospitalization.

List of Jif’s recalled peanut butter products

DescriptionUPC
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150025516
JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150025537
JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK5150024705
JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK5150024706
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150007565
JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL5150008026
JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE5150008051
JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE5150008058
JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE5150021889
JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE5150024114
JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO5150024130
JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO5150024136
JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO5150024137
JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK5150024143
JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150024163
JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO5150024170
JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK5150024174
JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024177
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY5150024182
JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024191
JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO5150024307
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024321
JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024322
JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024331
JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK5150024404
JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER5150024540
JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH5150024545
JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER5150024548
JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH5150024572
JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK5150024769
JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK5150024776
JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150025499
JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150025518
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER5150025530
JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK5150025542
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150025565
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150025574
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY5150025578
JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150072001
JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150072002
JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER5150041418
JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT5150092100
JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024094
JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150024095
JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO5150024141
JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY5150024402
JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150024090
JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER5150024091
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER5150025524

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