Federal officials are recommending that the public not consume any of dozens of Jif brand peanut butter products because of a new outbreak of infections from Salmonella Senftenberg.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting 14 patients across 12 states with two people having been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported as of today.
The outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg was found in the J.M. Smucker Company’s production facility in Lexington, KY, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
“The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak. Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Jif brand peanut butter produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak,” according to the public alert issues today by the Food and Drug Administration.
The CDC has not yet posted specific patient details such as when the people became sick or their ages. The agency has been interviewing patients and so far five out of five interviewed reported eating peanut butter in the says before becoming ill Four of those patients reported eating Jif brand peanut butter.
There is great concern that consumers may have unused portions of the implicated peanut butter in their homes. The J.M. Smucker Company, which produces Jif brand peanut butter, has recalled dozens of products, but date codes for the products are not included in the recall information.
Consumers can use the following label information to determine whether they have the recalled peanut butter. If consumers have products matching the above description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately, according to the FDA.
“The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside best-if-used-by date,” according to the company’s recall notice posted by the FDA.
|5150025516||JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025537||JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024705||JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK|
|5150024706||JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK|
|5150007565||JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150008026||JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL|
|5150008051||JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE|
|5150008058||JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE|
|5150021889||JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE|
|5150024114||JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE|
|5150024130||JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO|
|5150024136||JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO|
|5150024137||JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO|
|5150024143||JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK|
|5150024163||JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024170||JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO|
|5150024174||JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK|
|5150024177||JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024182||JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY|
|5150024191||JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024307||JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO|
|5150024321||JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024322||JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024331||JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024404||JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK|
|5150024540||JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024572||JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH|
|5150024769||JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK|
|5150024776||JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK|
|5150025499||JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025518||JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025530||JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025542||JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK|
|5150025565||JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025574||JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025578||JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY|
|5150072001||JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150072002||JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150041418||JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150092100||JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT|
|5150024094||JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024095||JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024141||JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO|
|5150024402||JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY|
|5150024090||JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150024091||JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER|
|5150025524||JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER|
A comprehensive list of recalls of food products associated with peanut butter from J.M. Smucker Co. can be found here. Consumers with recalled Jif peanut butter can go here to fill out a recall claim form.
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