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Peanut Butter Woes Continue – Jif Salmonella Recall

Posted in Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls,Salmonella on May 31, 2022

♫♫ It’s peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time! ♫♫ Crunchy, smooth, or flavored, this salty, sweet spread is a lunch time favorite can be enjoyed any time of day. But if Jif is your flavor, perhaps not at the moment. Here is what we know about the ongoing Jif Salmonella Recall.

Peanut Butter Causing Illness in this Jif Salmonella Recall

As of right now, there have been 16 illnesses connected with this outbreak.  There have been 2 individuals that have required hospitalizations and no deaths reported so far.  Current cases are spread across the country in the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.  The last reported illness onset was May 2, 2022.

The Link

When people started falling ill of the same strain of Salmonella Senftenberg, the FDA, along with CDC, and state and local partners launched an investigation.  As of May 25, 2025 of the 10 people who were interviewed, all 10 reported eating peanut butter before becoming ill.  Nine people were able to recall brand information and all nine reported eating Jif brand peanut butter.  Different varieties were listed.

This strong link lead investigators to the Lexington, Kentucky J. M. Smucker Company facility that makes those varieties.  Patient samples were tested with Whole Genome Sequencing analysis and compared to a sample collected from the facility in 2010.  The strains were a match.  This indicated to investigators that the facility was a likely cause of illness in this outbreak.

Could There Be More Cases?

When it comes to foodborne illness, the numbers accounted for are just a fraction of the likely count.  In most cases, those with a healthy immune system fall ill but are not sick enough to require medical attention.  These cases are not sampled and linked to the recall.

This is why traceback investigations are so challenging.  It takes more people falling sick with more serious symptoms to make those links.

For this reason, it is important to report foodborne illness.  What may seem like a small stomach bug to you, could be fatal to someone with a more compromised immune system.

J.M. Smuckers Company Issues Statement

The company is working closely with Federal, State, and Local partners to issue this voluntary recall.

“We take very seriously the role Jif® products play for your family and are working to provide you, our valued consumer, accurate and up-to-date information on an ongoing basis,” says the company on their dedicated recall page.

“In cooperation with the FDA, we have issued a voluntary recall of select Jif® peanut butter products due to a potential Salmonella contamination.”

Jif Peanut Butter Recall

The J. M. Smucker Co. issued a recall for select Jif peanut butter products due to potential Salmonella contamination.  Affected products were shipped throughout the United States and distributed to the countries of Canada, Dominican Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Honduras, Spain, and Japan.

The lots affected include lot codes from 1274425 – 2140425.  These lot codes are found alongside the best-if-used-by date.

Description UPC Description UPC
JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025516 JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024540
JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025537 JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH 5150024545
JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024705 JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024548
JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024706 JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH 5150024572
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150007565 JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024769
JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL 5150008026 JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024776
JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008051 JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025499
JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008058 JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025518
JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE 5150021889 JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER 5150025530
JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE 5150024114 JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150025542
JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024130 JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025565
JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO 5150024136 JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025574
JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024137 JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY 5150025578
JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024143 JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072001
JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024163 JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072002
JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024170 JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150041418
JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024174 JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT 5150092100
JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024177 JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024094
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY 5150024182 JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024095
JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024191 JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024141
JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024307 JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY 5150024402
JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024321 JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024090
JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024322 JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024091
JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024331 JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025524
JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK 5150024404

Additional Recalls

Jif peanut butter is a key ingredient in many other products.  As a result, there are 13 other recalls so far associated with this recall.  A complete list of recalled products can be found on a dedicated page on the FDA website.  2022 Recalls of Food Products Associated with Peanut Butter from J.M. Smucker Company due to the Potential Risk of Salmonella

These products are from manufacturers such as:

  • A G Specialty Foods (multiple brands): Snack Packs and Sandwiches
  • Albertson’s Companies (multiple brands): Store Prepared Items Containing Peanut Butter
  • Bix Produce Company (Jack & Olive Created Fresh!): Egg and Cheese Curds Snack and Power Boxes
  • Cargill (Wilbur): Multiple Chocolate Products
  • Country Fresh (multiple brands): Fresh Cut Fruit Snack Trays and Fruit Cups
  • Colblentz Chocolate Company (Colblentz Chocolate Company): Various Chocolate Product Containing Peanut Butter
  • Del Monte (multiple brands): Fresh Cut Fruit and Vegetable Products
  • Euphoria Chocolate Company (Euphoria Chocolate): Chocolate Candy
  • Fudgeamentals (Walmart and Fudfeamentals): Fudge
  • Garden Cut, LLC (Garden Cut): Apple Wedges and Celery Bites with Peanut Butter
  • Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods Inc. (Mary’s Harvest): Celery and Apple Peanut Butter Cups
  • Taher, Inc. (Fresh Seasons): Power Packs
  • Wawa: Apple and Peanut Butter Dippers

Check Your Cabinets

Peanut butter is a long-lasting pantry item.  Be sure to check labels to ensure your family isn’t consuming a recalled product.

If you or someone in your family have fallen ill after consuming peanut butter in this Jif Salmonella Recall, hold onto the packaging to assist in traceback investigation efforts.  A skilled Salmonella Lawyer from The Lange Law Firm, PLLC offers free consultation and may be able to help you navigate this unfortunate experience.

By: Heather Van Tassell