Jif Peanut Butter Recall Expands to More Products
On May 20, 2022, The J.M. Smucker Company issued a recall of nearly 50 of its Jif peanut butter products, according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products, which were produced in a factory in Lexington, Kentucky, were linked to multiple cases of salmonellosis, a type of food poisoning caused by the bacteria salmonella.
Days after the initial recall, other companies that used potentially compromised Jif peanut butter in their consumer products issued their own recalls.
Recalled Jif Products
The J.M. Smucker Company didn’t just recall big jars of peanut butter, nor was the recall limited to its creamy and crunchy varieties. Natural and low-sugar options, as well as small, to-go packets perfect for kids were also part of the recall. You can find the full list of recalled Jif products on the FDA’s website.
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Other Products Recalled Due to Jif Salmonella
Many companies use Jif peanut butter in their candies, baked goods, and snack pack products. When the recall occurred, companies that had products with recalled lot codes had to warn consumers about their products potentially being exposed to salmonella.
These companies included grocery stores, baked good manufacturers, candy manufacturers, and restaurants, including Walmart, Wawa, Giant Eagle, Albertsons, and Safeway.
According to the FDA, here are the 20 companies and products that were recalled:
- A G Specialty Foods, multiple products
- Albertsons, multiple products containing peanut butter
- Cargill/Wilbur, multiple chocolate products
- Coblentz Chocolate Company, multiple products
- Country Fresh, Fresh Cut Fruit Snack Trays and Fruit Snack Cups
- Del Monte, multiple fruit and snack box products
- Deskins Candies, multiple products
- Euphoria Chocolate, multiple products
- Fresh Garden Highway, Protein Power Snack
- Fresh Seasons, Power Packs
- Garden Cut, Apple Wedges and Celery Bites with Peanut Butter
- Giant Eagle, multiple bakery products
- Jack & Olive/Created Fresh, Egg and Cheese Curd Snack Boxes
- Mary’s Harvest, Celery Peanut Butter cup and Apple Peanut Butter cup
- Prairie City Bakery, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake
- Quick Check, Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Trays
- Rich’s, peanut butter cups
- Taharka Brothers, Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
- Walmart, Fudgeamentals Fudge
- Wawa, Apple & Peanut Butter Dipper
Note that these companies and products are in alphabetical order. These product recalls have occurred between May 20, 2022 and June 21, 2022. Some companies have since had an FDA Enforcement Report published that outlines the specific products and the “Best If Used By” dates that were recalled. However, many products still do not have that information.
If you or a loved one consumed any of these products and suffered from food poisoning, you may have a product liability case against Jif and their parent company, The J.M. Smucker Company. A Jif peanut butter recall lawsuit attorney can investigate your case.
What to Do If Your Products Were Recalled
Jif peanut butter products have a shelf life of a few years. People who aren’t aware of the recall may have contaminated peanut butter one or two years from now and suffer from salmonella poisoning long after the product was made. That means we don’t know the full scope of how many people have been and will continue to be affected by the Jif salmonella outbreak.
What to Do About Recalled Jif Products
We urge you to check your pantry for recalled Jif products. Find the lot code for each product, which is located near the “Best If Used By” date. If the first seven digits of the lot code are between 1274425 and 2140425 and the last three digits of that combination end in 425, the product is part of the Jif recall. Throw it away — do not, for any reason, use it for cooking or baking or eat it as is. Sanitize surfaces where the product has been as well as any utensils used with it.
Keep an eye on yourself and others in your household who’ve consumed this peanut butter product. If anyone shows signs of food poisoning, such as vomiting or abdominal pain, see a doctor immediately.
What to Do About Recalled Products Using Jif
Many of the other edible products that used Jif as an ingredient are perishables. That means you’ve likely eaten them already or they went bad. If you or a loved one had one of the other recalled products that used Jif and suffered from food poisoning, you can speak with a Jif peanut butter recall lawsuit lawyer to see if you have a case.
Any non-perishables that used Jif should also be thrown away.
Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. Has Filed a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Jif
The team at Poulin | Willey | Anastopoulo, LLC. is the first to have filed a class-action lawsuit against Jif’s parent company, The J.M. Smucker Company. Our product liability lawyers are representing the families affected by this recall and have suffered damages due to food poisoning caused by salmonella-contaminated peanut butter products.
If you or a loved one got food poisoning after eating Jif peanut butter, a Jif peanut butter lawsuit attorney from our firm is here to help. Contact our office to speak with one of our Jif peanut butter lawsuit lawyers today: (800) 313-2546.