Several Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Over Potential Salmonella

Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled Jif peanut butter; FDA’s investigation ongoing.

In a statement posted Friday on the federal Food and Drug Administration’s website, the company encouraged consumers who bought the potentially contaminated products “Do not eat, serve, or sell recalled Jif peanut butter.”

The J. M. Smucker Co. is recalling select Jif® peanut butter products sold in the U.S. due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism that can cause severe 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 FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

1274425 through 2140425 code numbers

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products, including creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, to-go packs of peanut butter, and more that have the lot code numbers between 1274425–2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425.

The FDA states that Jif product lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 are affected by the recall and advises people in possession of those products to throw it away.

FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and the first seven digits end with 425, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter.

FDA also stated: If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider.

For exact lot numbers, view the JIF recall here.

Jif’s website advises that consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should visit or call 800–828–9980.

Reported Illnesses

Currently, 14 people have reported illnesses, and two of those cases have resulted in hospitalizations, according to data provided by the CDC.

“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,” the FDA said, but more cases are expected to emerge.

What is Salmonella?

According to the CDC:

  • Most people who get ill from Salmonella have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

  • Symptoms usually begin 6 hours to 6 days after infection and last 4 to 7 days.

  • Most people recover without specific treatment and should not take antibiotics. Antibiotics are typically used only to treat people who have severe illnesses or who are at risk for it.

  • Some people’s illnesses may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

Who to Contact

Consumers who have symptoms should contact their health care provider to report their symptoms and receive care.

To report a complaint or adverse event (illness or serious allergic reaction), you can

  • Call an FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator if you wish to speak directly to a person about your problem.

  • Complete an electronic Voluntary MedWatch form online.

  • Complete a paper Voluntary MedWatch form that can be mailed to FDA

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