Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

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Posted June 1, 2022

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 16
  • Hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 12
  • Recall: Yes
  • Investigation status: Active
Recalled Food

Jif brand peanut butter

  • Sold at stores worldwide.
  • Many types and sizes were recalledexternal icon, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat.
  • You can identify recalled products by their lot code. If the first four numbers are 1274 through 2140 and the next three numbers are 425, the product has been recalled. For example, the lot code 1352425 has been recalled. (See photo above.)

Foods made with recalled peanut butter

  • Companies have recalled foods made with Jif brand peanut butter, such as snack trays and chocolates.
  • Check FDA’s website for a list of foods that have been recalledexternal icon.
  • Check USDA-FSIS’s Public Health Alertexternal icon for salads containing recalled Jif brand peanut butter.
What You Should Do
  • Do not eat any recalled foods. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Peanut butter can have a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it has not been recalled.
  • Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled foods using hot, soapy water.
  • Never feed recalled food to pets or other animals.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have one or more of these symptoms after eating recalled peanut butter or other recalled foods:
    • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
    • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
    • Bloody diarrhea
    • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
    • Signs of dehydration, such as:
      • Not peeing much
      • Dry mouth and throat
      • Feeling dizzy when standing up
What Businesses Should Do
  • Do not sell or serve recalled foods.
  • Wash and sanitize containers and surfaces that may have come in contact with recalled foods.
Symptoms of Salmonella
  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.
    • Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria.
    • Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days.
  • Some people – especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems – may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • For more information about Salmonella, see the Salmonella Questions and Answers page.