Salmonella infection has caused Jif peanut butter to be recalled.
Salmonella infection has caused Jif peanut butter to be recalled. The FDA is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg illnesses connected to specific Jif peanut butter products made at the J.M. Smucker Company factory in Lexington, Kentucky, with the help of the CDC and state and local partners.
According to the CDC’s examination of epidemiological data, five out of five persons reported ingesting peanut butter previous to falling unwell, with four of the five explicitly reporting consuming different types of Jif brand peanut butter. In 2010, the FDA performed Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) study on an environmental sample taken from the J.M. Smucker Company factory in Lexington, Kentucky. This 2010 environmental sample matches the type causing infections in the current outbreak, according to the study. According to epidemiological research, Jif brand peanut butter made by the J.M. Smucker Company is safe.
J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled some Jif brand peanut butter products made in Lexington, KY, with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Below are several photo examples as well as a list of UPC codes.
The FDA’s inquiry is still underway, and further details will be released when they become available.
Any recalled brand peanut butter with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should not be eaten, sold, or served by consumers, restaurants, or merchants (see photo example and UPC list below). Consumers should check any Jif in their homes since it has a two-year shelf life.
If you have used the recalled brand peanut butter with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425, the FDA recommends that you wash and disinfect any surfaces or utensils that may have come into contact with the peanut butter. Please consult your healthcare practitioner if you or someone in your family has salmonellosis symptoms after eating this peanut butter.