Multiple Jif Peanut Butter products have been recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration due to salmonella concerns at the J.M. Smucker Company.
The recalls reach Country Fresh, Taher, Inc., Garden Cut, LLC, Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, Inc., and Coblentz Chocolate Co.
The J.M. Smucker Company issued a recall after a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections linked to peanut butter products produced at the company’s Lexington, Kentucky location.
The Jif peanut butter recall included lots between the numbers 1274425 – 2140425: this includes creamy, crunchy, natural, no added sugar, and reduced-fat peanut butter.
The FDA is investigating the outbreak that has now left 14 people sick and resulted in two hospitalizations, in collaboration with the CDC and state and local partners.
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. https://t.co/tflb2yhDFh pic.twitter.com/mb1SdpHJIb
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) May 21, 2022
Salmonella is a bacteria that can lead to serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and others with compromised immune systems. The food-borne illness’s symptoms include ever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled products and dispose of it immediately.
Country Fresh has had to issue a recall for certain pre-cut fruit snack trays and fruit cups as well due to them containing some of the recalled Jif peanut butter product.
There have been no reports of illness linked to the recalled products at Country Fresh. Fruit snack trays and fruit snack cups are no longer being produced by the company.
Taher, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, is recalling its 6.3 ounce “Fresh Seasons Power Packs” that contain Jif Peanut Butter. The products were sold in retail stores and vending machines throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Their products have not been linked to any illnesses presently.
Garden Cut, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, has stopped producing and distributing items containing the Jif peanut butter. Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin were among the states that received the product.
Mary’s Harvest Fresh Foods, based in Portland, Oregon, also issued a recall for perishable Celery Peanut Butter Cup G&G and Apple Peanut Butter Cup G&G that contain the Jif Creamy Peanut Butter To Go 1.5oz. Cups. The recalled products have a 9-day shelf life and were distributed to retailers and supermarkets in Oregon and Washington during February 19, 2022 to May 23, 2022.
Finally, Coblentz Chocolate, based in Walnut Creek, Ohio, recalled a number of chocolate products containing Jif peanut butter with lot numbers 1315-2140. The recalled products were sold nationwide between November 12, 2021, and May 21, 2022, at Coblentz Chocolate retail stores and other retail locations.
Consumers are recommended to dispose of the recalled products or return them to the respective companies.