Jif peanut butter recall: Throw away these jars right now, FDA warns

Jif peanut butter’s parent company, The JM Smucker Company, has issued a nationwide recall of its product due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement saying they believe an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg in 12 states is linked to Jif peanut butter products made in the JM Smucker Company’s Lexington, Ky., facility.

If consumers have products with the lot codes 1274425 through 2140425, or if the first seven digits end in 425, they should discard the peanut butter immediately and thoroughly wash and sanitize anything that may have come into contact with the product, the FDA said.

the lot code can be found on the back of the jar label, below the “if used by” date.

The entire list of recalled products can be found here.

At least four of the infections were reported from individuals who say they had eaten Jif peanut butter.

None of the infections were reported in New Jersey as of this time.

Consumers who have questions about the recall or would like to report illnesses should go on JIF’s website or call the company at 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm ET.

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