Some types of Yif peanut butter have been withdrawn due to potential salmonella contamination. Revocations are now being extended to other products that contain Jif.
Why it matters
Salmonella can make you sick, and can be especially dangerous for children under 5, older adults and people with weakened immune systems.
If you recently purchased a tray of snacks, candy, or dessert that contains peanut butter, you can check the FDA website to see if your food has been withdrawn.
JM Smucker, who makes Jif peanut butter,May 20 due to potential salmonella contamination. Now various snacks and desserts are being pulled off the shelves in response.
Several companies have withdrawn fruit and snack trays containing potentially contaminated peanut butter as dip, which have been distributed in stores and locations across the country, including Safeway and 7-Eleven. Some chocolate desserts and sweets were also withdrawn.
At least 14 people have contracted the salmonella epidemic in 12 different states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said that Jif peanut butter produced at the JM Smucker plant in Lexington, Kentucky, is the probable cause of the disease.
People who develop salmonella poisoning may experience symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach cramps or fever between six hours and six days after taking the bacteria, according to the CDC, and most people will recover without treatment within a week. But in some people – children under the age of 5, older adults and people with weakened immune systems, for example – salmonella poisoning can lead to more serious diseases.
Here’s what you need to know and how to make sure your product is withdrawn.
How to make sure your peanut butter is withdrawn
Peanut butter can stay on your shelf for a while before it breaks down, so it’s important to check your Jif, no matter when you bought it. According to the FDA, follow these three steps:
- Make sure you have Jif peanut butter in your home.
- Find the batch code on the back of the bowl, under “Best if used by date.” The code can be next to “Best if used to date” for cups or compression bags.
- When you find the code, look at the first four digits. If they are between 1274 and 2140, and if the next three numbers after that are 425, this product has been withdrawn and you should not eat it.
For a complete list of Jif Peanut Butter Retreats, including the type of jar or package it comes in, and descriptions like creamy, crunchy and reduced fat, you can check out the list on JM Smucker’s website.
If you have withdrawn peanut butter, do not eat it. The FDA also recommends disinfecting any surface that peanut butter may have touched. If someone in your household has already eaten something and you are worried that you may be ill, consult your doctor.
How to fill out a Jif revocation form
You can fill out a form with relevant information on JM Smucker’s website, and the company says it will send you a coupon for a replacement product. If you have more than five jars or packages of revoked Jifa, you will need to fill out another form.
You can also call JM Smucker on 800-828-9980 from 5 a.m. PT to 2 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday with questions.
How to check the tray or package for snacks at the gas station
Some snack trays, including various combinations of apple slices, pretzels, cheese cubes and more, have been withdrawn because they contain reclaimed Jif peanut butter as a sauce. (If you’ve ever been on a trip and stopped by a gas station for a snack, think of snack trays with separate bowls for fruit, pretzels, and the like.)
If you recently bought a packaged snack that included peanut butter or a ready-to-eat peanut butter sandwich, you may have recalled it. Below are the companies that remember their snacks in response to Jif’s recall:
Del Monte recalls some snack trays that include different combinations of pretzels, cheese, celery, apples and peanut butter (as well as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich) after JM Smucker’s recall. If you bought such a package with a 7-Eleven, Circle-K, Get Go or Del Monte brand, check the company’s recall for specific information on which packages are included. If you have one of the things, you should solve it, says Del Monte.
Country Fresh also remembers some trays and cups for fresh fruit snacks. The company’s snacks are distributed in the countries on the south and east coast and include Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations, Giant, Wegmans i Market32 brands. For specific product information and to see if your snack is included, check the Country Fresh recall.
Taher remembers some Fresh Seasons the “power pack” brand, a tray that includes grapes, egg, cheese, crackers and a cup of Jif peanut butter. The trays were distributed in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, according to the company’s recall.
Garden Cut withdraws packets of celery with peanut butter and apples with peanut butter for recalling Jifa. These products are distributed in seven states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Mary’s Harvest he remembers some pre-packaged cups of apple and peanut butter. The mugs are distributed in Oregon and Washington, and you can check out Mary’s Harvest’s withdrawal for specific product information.
Albertsons Companies pulls some fruit and vegetable trays because they contain Jif peanut butter, as well as a cream pie with peanut butter, a cup of chocolate peanut butter, a trail mix and a jumbo chocolate cake with peanut butter. The food is distributed throughout the United States with a variety of brands, including Safeway, Eagle, ACME, Pak ‘N Save and Shaw’s. Specific product information for what is being recalled, as well as photos of food labels, can be found in Albertsons ’recall notice.
Bix Produce is also withdrawing some “Egg and Cheese Curds Power Box” trays and “Egg and Cheese Curds snack box” trays as they contain the recalled Jif. They are brands Jack & Olive i Created Fresh.
G Specialty Foods recalled some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, as well as snack and box packs distributed in Oregon and Washington.
Safeway Fresh Foods has announced that it is withdrawing some Quick Check-brand of snack butter dishes with apple and peanut butter, which were sold in New Jersey in Quick Check stores.
Giant Eagle has also withdrawn some bakery products sold at several Pennsylvania supermarkets due to the Jifa recall.
Check your chocolate
Various chocolates and products he makes Coblentz Chocolate Company and distributed throughout the country have been recalled. If you have recently purchased Coblentz products, see the company’s recall announcement for information on selected chocolate foods.
Fudgeamentals has announced that it is withdrawing some of its brands as well as its own Walmart brand fuj because it is made with Yif peanut butter. For product information, check out Fudgeamentals recall.
Cargill (with branded products Wilbur) has also announced the withdrawal of some of its peanut-containing Jif peanut chocolates, which are sold in a Pennsylvania store and online. Here is the company announcement and information about specific products.
The Euphoria Chocolate Company withdraws several types of chocolate candies distributed throughout Oregon because they contain withdrawn peanut butter.
It is also reminiscent of the Albanese Confectionery Group Rich’s cups of peanut butter sold across the country through various retailers in response to Jif’s recall. According to the company’s statement, mini and giant peanut butter cups were sold in bulk buckets unpacked.
Long story? Check the FDA’s recall list if you’ve recently purchased a pre-packaged snack, peanut butter sandwich, or dessert that includes peanut butter. To see if you can return your snack or dessert for a refund, check out each announcement at the bottom of the page.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any questions you may have about your health condition or health goals.