Outbreak of Salmonella Prompts Peanut Butter Recall 

May 25, 2022 by Alexa Hornbeck
Outbreak of Salmonella Prompts Peanut Butter Recall 
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The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of more than 45 select Jif peanut butter products on May 20, after 14 cases of salmonella were identified in 12 states. 

In an advisory the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to eat Jif brand peanut butter labeled with specific product codes.

The FDA advises consumers to discard any peanut butter items that have codes between 1274425 and 2140425 only if the first seven digits end with 425.

In a separate release from the FDA, it’s reported that the last illness onset from contaminated peanut butter was recorded on May 1, 2022. So far, Texas and Georgia have had two reported cases of infection.


Arkansas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington only had one reported case of infection.


Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious illness if ingested, such as diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. 

Following the recall, on Tuesday RiverStone Environmental Health Services also issued an alert that indicated the contaminated peanut butter is linked to a food warehouse in Billings, Montana. 

Other products, like a serving tray with peanut butter and apple slices, are also being recalled by the company Giant Eagle Inc., which issued a notice of salmonella contamination tied to the Jif recall on Monday.


The food retailer Albertsons Companies also recalled 11 store-prepared items on May 21, based on possible salmonella contamination due to Jif peanut butter. 

Alexa can be reached at [email protected]

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