various JIF branded peanut butter products
FDA sample product image
JM Smucker Company
possible contamination with Salmonella Senftenberg
Reference to a public warning from the US Food and Drug Administration:
P ossible contamination with Salmonella Senftenberg in peanut butter products from the USA
As of June 1st, 2022
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against consuming certain “JIF” branded peanut butter products.
On May 24, 2022, JIF announced that it had initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of potentially affected products. The product designation can be found in the attachment.
The recall is related to an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg in the United States.
The products were distributed within the USA and other third countries, as well as in Spain. The products mentioned are currently not recognizable in Germany.
There is a possibility that consumers could have purchased the products online via marketplaces or through short-term stays in the Member States and third countries in which sales took place.
The FDA advises consumers to observe the following points:
- Check if you have JIF peanut butter in the house.
- Locate the batch code on the back of the jar under the best before date (see product image).
- If the first four digits of the batch code are between 1274 and 2140 and the next three digits after that are “425”, this product has been recalled and you should not consume it.
The FDA warns against using the products mentioned as feed for animals.
For more information on the FDA’s warning, please visit the following link: https://www.fda.gov/food/outbreaks-foodborne-illness/outbreak-investigation-salmonella-peanut-butter-may-2022
You can find the manufacturer’s recall under the following link: https://jms-s3-mkt-consumer-p-pmc6.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/recall.html
Salmonella disease manifests itself within a few days after infection with diarrhoea, abdominal pain and occasionally vomiting and a slight fever. The symptoms usually subside on their own after a few days. Babies, small children, senior citizens and people with a weakened immune system in particular can develop more severe illnesses. Anyone who has eaten this food and develops severe or persistent symptoms should seek medical attention and report possible salmonella infection. It makes no sense to seek preventive medical treatment without symptoms.
Further information on salmonella, also in other languages, can be found here: http://www.infection-protection.de/erregersteckbriefe/salmonellen