The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that additional products are being impacted by a nationwide peanut butter recall.
According to federal health agents, the original J.M. Smucker peanut butter recall also impacts products such as protein power snacks, baked goods, and others. At least 18 other companies have issued their own recalls following the original peanut butter recall campaign.
Partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FDA officials are investigating the defective products and Salmonella outbreaks associated with the products. Originally, infections linked to Jif peanut butter products were tied to samples that tested positive for the same strains of bacteria found on most of those who fell ill. Victims told officials they had consumed the product prior to falling ill.
In addition to the initial Jif brand peanut butter products that were first recalled in multiple states due to Salmonella infection risk, 18 other companies that further processed the peanut butter by either repackaging it or using it as an ingredient have issued their own recalls as well.
Officials are urging consumers, restaurants, and retailers to search for potentially contaminated products and to stop consuming them immediately. To check if the peanut butter product you have in your home is affected, locate the lot code on the back of the jar and check if the first four digits are between 1274 and 2140 and if the following numbers are 425. If so, the product in question has been impacted by the recall.
Some of the recalled products include: Jif Creamy and Crunchy Peanut Butters, Jif Squeezable Pouches, and Natural and Natural Honey Peanut Butters.
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