June 10, 2022 -- More than a dozen products using Jif peanut butter have been recalled in recent weeks due to a salmonella outbreak.
Some of the products are sold in major retailers, including Albertsons, Walgreens, and Walmart. The products listed so far by the FDA include those made or distributed by:
- AG Specialty Foods with multiple brand names, including We BE PB & Jammin’ Snack Box
- Albanese Confectionary Group Inc. peanut butter cups under the Rich’s brand name
- Albertsons Companies store-prepared items containing peanut butter
- Bix Produce Company’s egg and cheese curds snack and power boxes, listed under the brand names Jack & Olive, and Created Fresh!
- Cargill chocolate products sold online and at the Wilbur Chocolate store in Lititz, PA
- Coblentz Chocolate Company’s chocolate products containing peanut butter
- Country Fresh products under multiple brand names, including fruit and celery snack trays sold under brand names Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations, Giant, Wegmans, and Market32
- Del Monte products, including apple, pretzel, and celery snack packs sold under brand names 7-Eleven, Circle-K, and Get Go
- Euphoria Chocolate Company’s chocolate candy products, including peanut butter truffles and peanut butter meltaways
- F&S Fresh Foods’ Fresh Garden Highway protein power snacks with peanut butter dip
- Fresh Seasons power packs made by Taher Inc.
- Fudgeamentals chocolate products, including fudge distributed under the Walmart brand
- Garden Cut apple wedges and celery bites with peanut butter dip
- Giant Eagle bakery items containing peanut butter
- Mary’s Harvest celery and apple peanut butter cups
- Safeway Fresh Foods apple and peanut butter snack trays
- Taharka Brothers peanut butter cup ice cream
- Wawa products that include apple and peanut butter dippers
Jif’s parent company, J.M. Smucker Company, issued a recall on May 20 for 49 peanut butter products of various sizes after 14 salmonella cases were reported across several states. An FDA investigation traced the contamination to one of the company’s facilities in Lexington, KY.
Now the salmonella outbreak has grown to 16 cases and two hospitalizations across 12 states, according to the latest update from the CDC. The investigation is ongoing.
Consumers should not eat any recalled products and should throw them away, the CDC said. Don’t feed recalled food to pets or other animals. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled foods using hot, soapy water.
“Peanut butter can have a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it has not been recalled,” the CDC wrote.
Salmonella infection symptoms include a fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually start between six hours to six days after exposure, and most people recover without treatment in four to seven days. Children under 5, adults over 65 and immunocompromised people face greater risks for serious illness due to dehydration and may require hospitalization.