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Jif recalls peanut butter products due to salmonella outbreak concerns

May 23, 2022
A jar of Jif is pictured on May 23, 2022.
A jar of Jif is pictured on May 23, 2022. —
Photo by SaMya Overall | The State News

Due to an ongoing investigation regarding salmonella contamination concerns, J.M. Smucker Co. has voluntarily recalled several of its Jif peanut butter products.

According to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, 14 people have been contaminated and two people have been hospitalized. Contaminations have occurred across 12 states. The outbreak appears to have originated in Lexington, Kentucky. 

In a statement, J. M. Smucker Co. said that people should dispose of any Jif peanut butter products that are labeled with lot codes ending in 1274425 – 2140425. These codes can be found next to the best-if-used-by date on the product. 

A list of the specific products included in the recall can be found on The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA’s, website

The FDA also recommended that consumers check any Jif peanut butter products that they might already have in their home, as the products have a two-year shelf life.

The CDC advises people to sanitize any surfaces that might have been in contact with the peanut butter products before they disposed of them. 

The CDC recommends people call their healthcare provider if they experience any salmonella symptoms after eating recalled Jif peanut butter products. Symptoms may include signs of dehydration, diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting and a fever above 102°F. 

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