Recall on Jiff Peanut Butter Products

Local readers have alerted us that some Jif peanut butter products in their pantries purchased at local food stores are among those being recalled by the J.M. Smucker Co. because of potential salmonella contamination. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the company issued the voluntary recall May 20.

The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include lot codes 1274425-2140425. Look for the lot code alongside the best-if-used-by date. The products include, but are not limited to, the creamy, crunchy, natural, no-added-sugar, squeeze-pouch, reduced-fat and natural Jif peanut butter products. 

The lot number will tell consumers if their product is among those recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, salmonella infection can result in the organism entering the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis and arthritis.

Consumers who have questions or want to report adverse reactions should call 800.828.9980 Monday-Friday during regular business hours, or visit