Jif Peanut Butter Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

The CDC says so far 14 people across 12 states have gotten sick from the peanut butter and two have been hospitalized.

click to enlarge The  J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled certain Jif peanut butter products. - PHOTO: COURTESY U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Photo: Courtesy U.S. Food & Drug Administration
The J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled certain Jif peanut butter products.

You may want to check your peanut butter label twice before slathering it on your morning toast.

The J.M. Smucker Co. has issued a voluntary recall of select Jif peanut butter products after the  U.S. Food & Drug Administration says it began investigating "a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections" related to Jif produced in Lexington, Kentucky.

The FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say "five out of five people reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter prior to becoming ill." Tests were able to link the strain of salmonella to the Kentucky facility.

The CDC says so far 14 people across 12 states have gotten sick from the peanut butter and two have been hospitalized.

The affected Jif was sold across the U.S.

The CDC says the impacted peanut butter containers include "Lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425, with '425' at the end of the first 7 numbers." The FDA and CDC say do not eat or serve this peanut butter and to throw it away. If you have used/eaten this product, both recommend sanitizing surfaces and utensils the food came in contact with.

The CDC says to call your doctor if you being showing symptoms of salmonella poisoning after eating Jif.

Symptoms include:
  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration

You can also report infections  to J.M. Smucker at jif.com.

Here is a full list of the impacted peanut butter, according to the company (the lot code is the number near the best-by date):
  • 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

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