Health - Wellness
What You Should Know About The
Jif Peanut
Butter Recall
The FDA has publicly announced an investigation into a Salmonella outbreak associated with various Jif peanut butter products, and on May 20, 2022, J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of the identified products, all of which were manufactured at a Lexington, Kentucky facility. The decision comes following 14 reported illnesses identified in 12 states, two of which required hospitalization.
Contracted mainly through food or water sources contaminated with the bacteria, salmonella targets the intestines, and it causes symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, or bloody stool, amongst others. While some people may not experience any symptoms at all, those who do often see symptoms emerge within the first eight to 72 hours.
The FDA has advised against public consumption, sale, or serving of the affected products with "lot code numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425." With up to a two-year shelf life, consumers should discard any peanut butter products containing these codes.