Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Jif Peanut Butter

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Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Jif Peanut Butter

Company Announcement Date: May 20, 2022
FDA Publish Date: May 20, 2022
Product Type: Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement: Potential Salmonella Contamination
Company Name: The J.M. Smucker Co.
Brand Name: Jif
Product Description:
Select Jif Peanut Butter products

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.  

CDC’s review of epidemiological information indicates that 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. FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, KY, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010. The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak. Epidemiologic evidence 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.

J.M. Smucker Company has voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425 (manufactured in Lexington, KY). Photo examples and a list of UPC codes are included below.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425only if the first seven digits end with 425 (see photo example and Product List with UPC Codes below). This product has a two-year shelf life so consumers should check any Jif peanut butter in their home.

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

Listing of Products Subject to Recall:

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

5150024572

JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE 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

5150025518

JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

5150025530

JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 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

5150041418

JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER

5150092100

JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT

5150024094

JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

5150024095

JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER

5150024141

JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO

5150024402

JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY

5150024090

JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

5150024091

JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER

5150025524

JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

Company Contact Information:

Consumers:
The J.M. Smucker Co.
(800) 828-9980

Product Photos:
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