Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter
- Illnesses: 21
- Hospitalizations: 4
- Deaths: 0
- States: 17
- Recall: Yes
- Investigation status: Closed
Jif brand peanut butter
- Sold at stores worldwide.
- Many types and sizes were recalled, 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 was recalled. For example, the lot code 1352425 was recalled. (See photo above.)
Foods made with recalled peanut butter
- Companies recalled foods made with Jif brand peanut butter, such as snack trays and chocolates.
- Check FDA’s website for a list of foods that were recalled.
Recalled peanut butter and foods made with recalled peanut butter should no longer be available in stores, but peanut butter can have a very long shelf life.
- Check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it was not recalled.
- Do not eat any recalled foods. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
- Never feed recalled food to pets or other animals.
Always follow four food safety steps to prevent getting sick from Salmonella:
- Clean: Wash your hands, utensils, and surfaces often.
- Separate: Keep food that won’t be cooked separate from raw meat, poultry, and seafood.
- Cook: Use a food thermometer to make sure you have cooked your food to a temperature high enough to kill germs.
- Chill: Refrigerate perishable food (food that goes bad) within 2 hours. If the food is exposed to temperatures above 90°F (like a hot car or picnic), refrigerate it within 1 hour. Thaw food in the refrigerator, not on the counter.