recall alert

Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

At least 14 people in 12 states have reported illnesses, including two people who were hospitalized

NBCUniversal Media, LLC JIF is recalling several peanut butter products linked to a salmonella outbreak in a dozen states.

J. M. Smucker Co. has recalled several types of Jif creamy, crunchy, reduced-fat and natural peanut butter products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to potential salmonella contamination.

The recalled peanut butter products were produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky, and distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets.

Why is Jif peanut butter being recalled?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are investigating 14 cases of people reporting illnesses, including two who were hospitalized, in 12 states. No deaths have been reported.

"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.

Cases have been report in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

How to check if your peanut butter is recalled

The recalled products have lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425 and includes the numbers "425" at the end of the first seven digits. The "425" in that position indicates that the product was processed in the Lexington facility. This information is typically printed on the back label of the jar.

The FDA recommends consumers who have a jar of the recalled product to dispose of it immediately. The CDC also urges washing and sanitizing any surfaces or containers that might have come into contact with the peanut butter.

Which Jif peanut butter projects are recalled?

The full list of recalled products is as follows:

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

Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should visit the Jif website or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m ET to 5 p.m. ET.

What is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after consumption and include diarrhea fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting and in some cases dehydration, including dry mouth and throat and feeling dizzy when standing up. Most people who are infected recover within four to seven days and do not need any treatment. However, the FDA recommends calling your physician if you think you have a severe infection.