Jif Peanut Butter Recall: How to Tell if Your Jar Is Affected
In May 2022, The J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled batches of its Jif peanut butter products. There were more than a dozen documented cases of salmonellosis, a type of food poisoning caused by the bacteria salmonella, linked to the company’s peanut butter products. While cases were spread out around the country, some cases of Jif-related salmonella poisoning occurred in North and South Carolina.
Now is the time to check your pantry for recalled Jif peanut butter products. Here’s how to check if your jar or pouch is part of the recall and what you can do if you’ve been affected.
Identify Whether Your Jif Product Was Recalled
The first thing you should do is head to your pantry and check to see if any of the Jif products you have are on the recall list. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The J.M. Smucker Company recalled nearly 50 Jif products, including full-sized jars and mini packets of peanut butter.
Some of the product names on the recall list include:
- Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
- Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- Jif Natural Creamy Honey Spread
- Jif Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter
- Jif No Sugar Added Peanut Butter
- Jif Peanut Butter To Go
Many Jif products have a shelf life of a few years, so if you buy in bulk and may have Jif products you bought in May 2022, be sure to check those.
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Check Your Jar’s Lot Code
Many food products have a lot code identifying where the product was manufactured, when it was produced and packaged, and with what batch of products it was created. This code helps manufacturers more easily recall products and notify consumers of what specific batches of products are not safe to consume.
Look for your Jif product’s lot code, which is located near the “Best If Used By” date. Since the salmonella outbreak was linked to a company factory in Lexington, Kentucky, recalled products have lot codes with the following digits:
- The first four digits are between 1274 and 2140, AND
- The next three digits are 425
If your jar is between the range of 1274425 and 2140425 and the first seven digits end in 425, your product is part of the recall. You can further confirm your product has been recalled by cross-checking the name of your product with the products on the recall list, too. But make sure to check the products’ lot codes before using any Jif peanut butter products.
Determine If You Purchased or Consumed a Product That Used Recalled Jif Peanut Butter
The FDA also provided a list of companies — including grocery stores, candy manufacturers, restaurants, and other food producers — that have recalled their products for potential risk of salmonella. Some of the retailers and producers with recalled products include:
- Deskins Candies
- Giant Eagle
- Quick Check/Safeway
- Euphoria Chocolate
- Walmart & Fudgeamentals
- Del Monte
The products that these companies have recalled range from chocolates and candies to baked goods and snack boxes. Many of these products are perishable and are not likely to be in your pantry. But if you or a loved one got food poisoning after consuming one of these products from these companies, you could speak to a Jif peanut butter lawsuit attorney to see if you have a case.
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What to Do If My Jif Product Is Part of the Recall
If you find any Jif peanut butter products that have been recalled, throw them away immediately — do not eat it or cook or bake with it. The FDA also recommends sanitizing surfaces near where the Jif product was stored. That includes any utensils used with the peanut butter.
You should also keep an eye on anyone who has eaten any of the Jif product in your pantry in case they develop symptoms of food poisoning. If you or a loved one who’s eaten this peanut butter start to show symptoms of food poisoning, go to the doctor immediately. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain or cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some people affected by the salmonella outbreak were even hospitalized.
Jif has an online form you can fill out to get a reimbursement for contaminated peanut butter and other products that were recalled. But if you or a loved one got sick, were hospitalized, or otherwise affected by the Jif recall, contact a Jif peanut butter recall lawsuit lawyer to learn about your legal options for receiving compensation for damages.
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