Various Jif Peanut Butter products are being recalled due to a salmonella outbreak connected to a manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky. Currently, reports of illness span 12 different states.
J.M. Smucker Company (Jif’s parent brand) issued a voluntary recall of certain Jif brand peanut butter products on Friday, May 20th. The Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and state and local partners are working together to investigate the muli-state outbreak.
To date, there have been 14 reported illnesses and 2 hospitalizations connected to this outbreak, according to the FDA’s website. “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.
How do you know if your Jif is safe?
The affected products have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and include the numbers 425 for the last three digits. “425” in that position indicates that it was processed in the Lexington facility.
This product has a two-year shelf life so the CDC suggests that consumers check any Jif peanut butter in their home, throw away any product included in the recall, and sanitize any surfaces or utensils that might have the peanut butter on them.
For more information, see the FDA website or Jif’s company website.SKM: below-content placeholder