If you are looking for your favorite peanut butter on store shelves in MinnesotaIowa, Illinois or Wisconsin and you can't find it, there is a very good chance that it was part of a huge recall nationwide.  The J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled some of their peanut butter products due to Salmonella possibly contaminating the product.

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The J.M. Smucker Co. has recalled several 45+ peanut butter products in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

We apologize for the concern this will cause but we have initiated a voluntary recall of select Jif® products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to potential salmonella contamination. We encourage consumers to use the following information on U.S. impacted product to determine whether they have impacted product in their possession. This information can be found on the product packaging. - www.jif.com

According to FDA.gov, the following peanut butter products with lot codes 1274425-2140425 have been recalled by the J.M. Smucker Co.:

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Lot codes are included alongside best-if-used-by date.  Below are the descriptions and the UPC codes:

  • JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025516
  • JIF 16 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025537
  • JIF 96 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024705
  • JIF 96 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024706
  • JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150007565
  • JIF 12 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER INTERNATIONAL 5150008026
  • JIF 3/4 OUNCE PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008051
  • JIF .64 OUNCE NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER PLASTIC CASE 5150008058
  • JIF 96 COUNT NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER TO GO CASE 5150021889
  • JIF 36 COUNT CREAMY JIF PEANUT TO GO CASE 5150024114
  • JIF 8 COUNT CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024130
  • JIF 8 COUNT CREAMY PBTR TO GO 5150024136
  • JIF 4.5 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024137
  • JIF 54 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024143
  • JIF 28 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024163
  • JIF 96 COUNT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024170
  • JIF 54 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 36 PACK 5150024174
  • JIF 28 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024177
  • JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL HONEY 5150024182
  • JIF 12 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024191
  • JIF 12 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024307
  • JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024321
  • JIF 28 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024322
  • JIF 4 POUND CAN CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024331
  • JIF 96 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY TWINPACK 5150024404
  • JIF 15.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024540
  • JIF 13 OUNCE SQUEEZABLE POUCH 5150024545
  • JIF 33.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150024548
  • JIF 13 OUNCE NATURAL SQUEEZE POUCH 5150024572
  • JIF 80 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024769
  • JIF 80 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150024776
  • JIF 40 OUNCE REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025499
  • JIF 16 OZ REDUCED FAT CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025518
  • JIF 16 OUNCE CREAMY OMEGA 3 PEANUT BUTTER 5150025530
  • JIF 80 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TWIN PACK 5150025542
  • JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025565
  • JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025574
  • JIF 16 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER HONEY 5150025578
  • JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072001
  • JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150072002
  • JIF 46.5 OUNCE NO ADDED SUGAR PEANUT BUTTER 5150041418
  • JIF 1.1 OUNCE PORTION CONTROL PEANUT BUTTER 120 COUNT 5150092100
  • JIF 48 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024094
  • JIF 48 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024095
  • JIF 1.5 oz CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER TO GO 5150024141
  • JIF 48 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY 5150024402
  • JIF 40 OUNCE CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024090
  • JIF 40 OUNCE CRUNCHY PEANUT BUTTER 5150024091
  • JIF 40 OUNCE NATURAL CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER 5150025524
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More about Salmonella - the reason for the voluntary product recall by J.M. Smucker Co.

The FDA.gov website has indicated the following concerns about the organism salmonella:

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

What to do if you own products that are part of the Jif peanut butter recall

According to the FDA.gov information, if you have products that match, you should discard the products immediately.

If you have questions or need more information, you can contact the following:

  • Consumer Care team at 800-828-9980 from Monday – Friday from 8 am until 5 pm ET.
  • Visit www.jif.com for more information about the impacted products, with questions, and to report reactions.
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