The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
CDC’s review of epidemiological information indicates that five out of five people reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut butter prior to becoming ill.
Residents in in Berlin and Northfield reported having recalled jars reported their findings on the Vermont Health Department's Facebook page, as well as Jif jars purchased in a Price Chopper, Shaw's, Hannaford and Walmart.
The Health Department advised consumers, restaurants, and retailers not to eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 – 2140425.
The product has a two-year shelf life so consumers should check any Jif peanut butter in their home.
If you have used the recalled Jif peanut butter, you should wash & sanitize surfaces & utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter & have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider.
FDA’s investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Vermont residents who have Jif in their household can find out how to check for its safety can go to