A photo of peanut butter jar and peanut shells nearby.

“Do not eat any recalled Jif brand peanut butter. Throw it away.”

The CDC in a food safety alert on a salmonella outbreak likely linked to now-recalled peanut butter.

Published on

may 23, 2022

  • The CDC and FDA believe 14 cases of illness, including 2 hospitalizations, are linked to salmonella infections from Jif brand peanut butter. The salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and stomach cramps; in some instances, these symptoms can become severe.
  • The CDC and FDA have been able to track this salmonella outbreak to a specific Kentucky factory where the peanut butter was produced, saying the factory is "likely the cause" of the outbreak.
  • J.M. Smucker Company, the brand that makes Jif, issued a recall on Friday of certain products; see the recalled products here.
  • Why It Matters: The CDC is not only telling consumers to not consume the peanut butter and to throw it away, but also to use hot water and soap to carefully wipe down any surfaces that have come into contact with it.

Link to CDC page: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter

Link to FDA page: Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella: Peanut Butter (May 2022)

Good overview by USA Today: Some Jif peanut butter products recalled over salmonella outbreak concerns

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