According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), fourteen people from 12 states were infected with a strain of Salmonella from Jif peanut butter.
Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
The true number of sick people is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because some people recover without medical care and are not tested for
Interviews with ill people and laboratory data suggest some Jif brand peanut butters may be contaminated with Salmonella and making people sick. Four of five people interviewed reported eating different types of Jif brand peanut butter before getting sick.
On May 20, J.M. Smucker Company recalled multiple Jif brand peanut butter types, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat. Recalled products include lot codes 1274425–2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven numbers.
Investigators are working to identify whether additional products are contaminated.
What You Should Do:
Do not eat, sell, or serve recalled Jif brand peanut butter. Throw it away. This product has 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.
Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled peanut butter using hot soapy water or a dishwasher.
Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating a recalled product.