Public health officials are warning the public after several people fell ill from a popular brand of peanut butter.
The Illinois Department of Public Health, CDC and Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella found in Jif brand peanut butter.
According to the CDC, fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Senftenberg have been reported in twelve states. The illnesses began on dates ranging from February 17, 2022 to May 1, 2022. Illinois has one case included in this outbreak investigation in central Illinois.
JM Smucker Company recalled several types of Jif brand peanut butter on May 20and. The company advises consumers to check the list of recalled products to see if they own any of the recalled products.
Check the lot code number on the container to see if it is between 1274425 and 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 digits. The lot code number is located next to the best buy date.
Consumers who have in their possession products corresponding to the above description are requested to dispose of them immediately. They must not eat, sell or serve the recalled Jif Peanut Butter to humans or animals, including dogs and birds. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled peanut butter with warm soapy water.
Symptoms of illness caused by Salmonella can include headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills, fever, nausea and dehydration. If these symptoms occur 12 to 72 hours after eating Jif brand peanut butter, people should contact a healthcare provider and let them know that they recently ate Jif peanut butter.
For more information and examples of where to find the bundle code, go to: Salmonella Outbreak Investigation: Peanut Butter (May 2022) | FDA