The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had declared an end to the Salmonella outbreak involving recalled Jif peanut butter.

The FDA on Wednesday said its investigation into the outbreak is complete.

However, since peanut butter has a long shelf life, people are advised to check their cupboards to make sure they still don’t have the recalled products.

The FDA, along with CDC investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif brand peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

Twenty-one people who ate the peanut butter fell ill, one of those in Ohio. Four hospitalizations were reported.

J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled certain Jif brand peanut butter products that have the lot codes described below.



Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter, including recalled products that contain the recalled Jif peanut butter. Consumers should also avoid feeding recalled peanut butter to pets or other animals, including wild birds.

Tips for consumers

Check if you have Jif peanut butter in your home.

Locate the lot code on the back of the jar, under the Best If Used By Date (the lot code may be next to the Best If Used By Date for cups or squeeze pouches).

In the lot code, if the first four digits are between 1274 and 2140, and if the next three numbers after that are '425', this product has been recalled and you should not consume this product. An example is below.

If you are unsure what to do with your recalled product, you can call or email J.M. Smucker Company for more information:

The J.M. Smucker Co. Hotline: 800-828-9980

The FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and the first seven digits end with 425, you 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.

For Retailers, Re-packers, and Manufacturers

In addition to the steps above, FDA recommends referring to the firm's recall press for the UPC codes and other retailer information. Do not sell or serve recalled peanut butter or products containing recalled peanut butter.