From the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
May 23, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is advising people to not eat or
serve certain Jif brand peanut butter products that are being recalled due to potential Salmonella
On May 20, 2022, J. M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall of select Jif peanut butter
products. Fourteen cases of Salmonella related to this outbreak have been identified in 12 states.
Salmonella is an organism that causes symptoms of diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, but
can cause serious illness in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune
The 14 national cases of Salmonella that have been linked to this outbreak to date have resulted
in two hospitalizations. There may be additional cases that have not been identified. In North
Carolina, there has been one case associated with the outbreak to date.
The FDA is advising consumers not to eat or serve Jif brand peanut butter with lot codes
1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 numbers. This recall impacts
many different types of peanut butter, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat
products. Since peanut butter has a long shelf life, consumers should check any Jif brand
products they have at home.
If consumers have peanut butter impacted by this recall, dispose of it immediately. Wash and
sanitize all containers and surfaces that may have contacted the recalled peanut butter.
Consumers with questions may visit www.jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 Monday
through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM ET. Anyone who has consumed recalled peanut butter and has
symptoms of Salmonella should contact their healthcare provider.