Why Is Jif Peanut Butter Being Recalled?
In late May 2022, The J.M. Smucker Company, the umbrella company for the popular peanut butter brand Jif, voluntarily recalled several types of Jif peanut butter products. This recall happened following an outbreak of salmonella in a Lexington, KY manufacturing facility producing Jif products.
Currently, there are outbreaks across a dozen or more states. If you became ill due to contaminated Jif peanut butter, you may have the right to compensation. Do not hesitate to contact a Jif peanut butter lawsuit attorney to explore your legal options for financial recovery.
More About Salmonella and Jif Peanut Butter
Salmonella is known to affect more than one million people across the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additionally, hundreds of people die from salmonella poisoning each year. When Salmonella, which is commonly found in human and animal feces, is consumed, it can cause an illness called salmonellosis. This condition affects the intestinal tract and is known to cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Cramps in the abdomen
- Blood in the stool
Generally, symptoms of salmonellosis can appear as late as 72 hours after a contaminated product is consumed. In addition, symptoms can last up to a week. Although many people infected with salmonellosis will not require medical attention or treatment and can recover on their own, it is not uncommon for life-threatening salmonellosis to occur.
If you or someone you love consumed a contaminated Jif peanut butter product and developed salmonellosis or another related medical condition, seek a healthcare provider’s help. Once stabilized, reach out to a Jif peanut butter recall attorney to find out how you could hold the liable party accountable and recover compensation.
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What Jif Peanut Butter Products Are Being Recalled?
The J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled contaminated Jif peanut butter products across retail stores and other consumer establishments across the United States. There are various types of Jif peanut butter products included in the recall, including:
- Jif 16 oz. creamy peanut butter
- Jif 16 oz. crunchy peanut butter
- Jif 16 oz. natural peanut butter
- Jif 16 oz. natural crunchy peanut butter
To determine whether your jar of Jif peanut butter was contaminated or recalled, you should look for numbers printed on the bottom of the jar. These numbers identify each peanut butter product. The recalled peanut butter products in question are labeled with numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
You can simply look for any Jif peanut butter product ending with the lot code “425” to determine whether your peanut butter is recalled. The digits ending in “425” indicate the Jif peanut butter product in question was processed at the original Lexington, KY facility.
You Can Turn to a Lawyer for Guidance
There are several recalled Jif peanut butter products. You can reach out to an attorney for information on a specific Jif peanut butter product you have concerns about, or you can visit the FDA website to check what other Jif peanut butter products are contaminated.
What to Do If You Have a Jar of Contaminated Jif Peanut Butter
If you have a contaminated jar of Jif peanut butter or another Jif peanut butter product in your home, you should throw it away immediately. Although many types of peanut butter can be safely stored in your cabinet or shelf for a few years, certain Jif peanut butter products can’t.
Suppose your Jif peanut butter products contain any of the previously mentioned lot numbers or were manufactured around the same time as the salmonella contamination at the Lexington, KY facility. In that case, it’s important to check your products for potential recalls.
In addition to throwing away your contaminated Jif peanut butter products, wash your hands, containers, and any other surfaces that may also be contaminated with salmonella. Be sure to contact a Jif peanut butter recall lawyer to learn more about what legal options are available to you.
Contact a Jif Peanut Butter Recall Lawsuit Lawyer for Help
If you or someone you love became ill with salmonella after being exposed to a contaminated Jif peanut butter product, you could recover compensation for your damages. Explore your options further when you connect with our Jif peanut butter recall lawsuit attorney at Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. today.
Our firm is proud to offer no-cost, risk-free consultations to Jif peanut butter recall victims across the United States. Take advantage of this opportunity by calling our office or completing our convenient contact form. We will fight tirelessly for the compensation you deserve. And if you have a moment, review our client testimonials to get a feel for what it’s like to work with us. We offer client-focused, results-driven legal representation.