The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled a variety of Jif® Peanut Butter after an outbreak of Salmonella, including multiple illnesses in Texas.
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Jif Peanut Butter Recalled Nationwide
May 20, 2022 — The J. M. Smucker Co. recalled a massive amount of Jif® Peanut Butter products nationwide after a Salmonella outbreak.
Was My Peanut Butter Recalled?
The recall involves a variety of Jif® Peanut Butter products at stores nationwide in the U.S., including jars (Creamy, Crunchy, Natural, Honey Spread, etc.), single-serve cups, and squeeze pouches.
The products were labeled with Lot Code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425. They were produced at a facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
For a full list of recalled products, visit www.jif.com/recall.
How Many People Got Sick?
As of May 26, 2022, the FDA Outbreak Investigation has reported 16 illnesses in the following states: Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (2), Ohio (1), North Carolina (2), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), and Washington State (1).
Investigation of Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak
As of May 25, 2022, the CDC reports that out of 10 sick people who were interviewed, all 10 (100%) reported eating peanut butter prior to becoming ill. Nine people reported eating different varieties of Jif peanut butter.
The FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample from Lexington, Kentucky, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010.
This 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak, which indicates that “Jif brand peanut butter produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak,” the FDA said.
List of Additional Recalls for Foods Containing Jif Peanut Butter
The FDA has posted a List of Additional Recalls for products that contain recalled Jif Peanut Butter, including:
- Wawa Apple & Peanut Butter Dipper
- Cargill / Wilbur Chocolate
- Country Fresh – Fresh Cut Fruit Snack Cups / Trays
- Taher Inc. “Fresh Seasons Power Packs”
- Garden Cut LLC – Apple Wedges and Celery Bites With Peanut Butter
- Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc. – Celery and Apple Peanut Butter Cups
- Coblentz Chocolate Company
- Albertson’s store-prepped items with Peanut Butter
- Del Monte Fresh-Cut Fruit and Vegetable Trays With Peanut Butter Dip
- Walmart and Fudgeamentals Fudge
- Euphoria Chocolate Candy with Peanut Butter
- Bix Produce Company Egg and Cheese Curds Snack Boxes with Peanut Butter
- A G Specialty Foods Snack Packs & Sandwiches
- Rich’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Safeway Fresh Foods Quick Check Apple & Peanut Butter Snack Trays
- Giant Eagle Baked Items with Peanut Butter
- Taharka Brothers Ice Cream
- F&S Fresh Foods Protein Power Snack (Fresh Garden Highway)
Other Salmonella Outbreaks from Peanut Butter
Salmonella contamination in peanut butter has been a repeated issue, with multiple outbreaks and recalls. Here are a few examples:
- In 2014, peanut butter was recalled by nSpired Natural Foods after 6 people were infected with Salmonella in 5 states (including 2 people in Texas). The recall involved peanut butter products under the following brands: Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatha, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Safeway, and Kroger.
- In 2012, Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter was recalled after 42 people were infected with Salmonella in 20 states.
- In 2008 and 2009, peanut butter from the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) was linked to a deadly outbreak of Salmonella that infected 714 people, including 9 people who died. Ten illnesses were reported in Texas.
- In 2007, Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter were linked to hundreds of Salmonella illnesses. ConAgra eventually paid a $11.2 million in criminal fines to the Justice Department.
Children commonly eat peanut butter and they are far more likely to develop a severe, life-threatening Salmonella infection compared to adults. The symptoms of an infection can include:
- Abdominal cramps
- High fever
- Body aches
- Blood in the urine or stool
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