Jif Salmonella Peanut Butter recall and outbreak - what you need to know


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.

There have been a total of 14 illnesses with 2 hospitalization in the following states: Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), North Carolina (1), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). The last reported illness was May 1, 2022.

Product distribution was nationwide and has been confirmed for states listed, but product could have been distributed further, reaching additional states

Here is the interesting, but perhaps perplexing fact that needs further answers:

FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, Kentucky, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010. The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak.

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425 manufactured in Lexington, Kentucky.

The J. M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall of select Jif products sold in Canada due to potential salmonella contamination. If consumers have products matching the following description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately. This information can be found on the product packaging.

UPC
Description
5150024556
JIF SQUEEZE 375 GRAMS CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150040200
JIF 18 GRAM CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER CASE
5150045163
JIF 500 GRAM DARK ROAST CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150045736
JIF 1 KILOGRAM DARK ROAST CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150070037
JIF 500 GRAM LIGHT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150070038
JIF 1 KILOGRAM LIGHT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075002
JIF 500 GRAM CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075004
JIF 500 GRAM CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075005
JIF 1 KILOGRAM CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075006
JIF 1 KILOGRAM CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075007
JIF TO GO 8 PACK 250 GRAM CREAMY

The product lot code range for the impacted products is 1274425 – 2140425.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

In the U.S. , the FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter.

UPC
Description
5150025516
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025537
JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024705
JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150024706
JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150007565
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150008026
JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL
5150008051
JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE
5150008058
JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE
5150021889
JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE
5150024114
JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE
5150024130
JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO
5150024136
JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO
5150024137
JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO
5150024143
JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK
5150024163
JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024170
JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO
5150024174
JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK
5150024177
JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024182
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY
5150024191
JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024307
JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO
5150024321
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024322
JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024331
JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150024404
JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK
5150024540
JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER
5150024545
JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH
5150024548
JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER
5150024545
JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH
5150024572
JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH
5150024572
JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH
5150024769
JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150024776
JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150025499
JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025516
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025518
JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025530
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER
5150025537
JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025542
JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150025565
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025574
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150025578
JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY
5150072001
JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
5150072002
JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER
5150075007
JIF TO GO 8 PACK 250 GRAM CREAMY
5150041418
JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER
5150092100
JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT
5150024705
JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK
5150024177
JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

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

The J.M. Smucker Company 2011 announced a limited voluntary recall on two specific Best-If-Used-By dates of 16 oz. Smucker’s® Natural Peanut Butter Chunky because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that 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.

This product was distributed in: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.
The affected product, which is packaged in 16 oz. jars, is as follows:

o UPC: 5150001701 (located on the side of the jar’s label below the bar code)
o Production Codes: 1307004 and 1308004
o Best-If-Used-By dates: August 3, 2012 and August 4, 2012
o Chunky product only (not creamy)
o Impacted product would have been purchased between November 8 – 17, 2011

There were no reported illnesses at that time and the serotype appears to have been unknown.

Salmonella: Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The Salmonella lawyers of Marler Clark have represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness outbreaks and have recovered over $800 million for clients. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants. The law firm has brought Salmonella lawsuits against such companies as Cargill, ConAgra, Peanut Corporation of America, Sheetz, Taco Bell, Subway and Wal-Mart.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritis or Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

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