The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is alerting Georgia consumers to the voluntary recall of Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg.
Georgia consumers should check their homes for Jif peanut butter products that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425, only if the first seven digits end with 425 (see photo example below). This product has a two-year shelf life. Consumers that have the recalled product should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider.
This product was sold nationwide. Consumers can visit the company annoucement for more information regarding products affected.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should visit http://www.jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
To view a comprehensive list of food and feed recalls affecting Georgia, please visit www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx. If this recall expands or additional details become available, the website will provide the most up-to-date information. Also follow the GDA on Twitter @GDAFoodSafety for recall alerts and food safety tips.
–Georgia Department of Agriculture