Select Jif peanut butter products recalled due to salmonella outbreak

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Posted at 10:58 PM, May 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 07:01:23-04

Select Jif peanut butter products have been recalled for salmonella contamination.

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.

Those infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets.

According to the FDA, 14 illnesses have been reported, including one in Virginia.

The recalled products include both creamy and crunchy peanut butters, peanut butter to-go packs, and the natural squeeze pouch. The products recalled include lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425.

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any of the recalled Jif brand peanut butter products.

In response to the recall, Cargill is voluntarily recalling select lots of Milk and Dark Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Ritz® Crackers, Peanut Butter Meltaways, Peanut Butter Eggs and Fudge sold locally through the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store in Lititz, Pa. and online.

Country Fresh is voluntarily recalling select fresh-cut fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups containing Jif® peanut butter.

Coblentz Chocolate Company is also recalling select peanut butter products as a direct result of the Jif recall.

FDA recommends that if you have used it, 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, contact your healthcare provider.

Norfolk Public Schools announced on May 24 that it has removed individually packaged cups and containers of the peanut butter as a result of the recall.