CDC Recalls JIF Peanut Butter After Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC has recalled JIF peanut butter after it was linked to a salmonella outbreak that’s left at least 14 people sick.

Salmonella is a bacteria and a common cause of food poisoning. Every year, it leads to more than a million infections.

In the U.S., salmonella causes about 1.3 million infections, more than 26,000 hospitalizations and 420 deaths, according to the CDC. Most of the illnesses are due to food.

Symptoms usually start six hours to six days after infection, and most will have diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. Without treatment, recovery can take four to seven days.

Recalled peanut butter includes creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat. Each jar contains the lot codes 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven numbers.

If you have one of these jars of peanut butter, the CDC recommends you do the following:

  • Do not eat any recalled Jif brand peanut butter. Throw it away.
  • 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 peanut butter using hot, soapy water.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you have one or more of these symptoms after eating recalled peanut butter:
    • 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

To learn more about the recall, and which exact JIF products are involved, click here.