THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234
Office of P-20 Education Policy
On May 20, the J. M. Smucker Company voluntarily recalled select Jif products sold in the U.S. for potential Salmonella contamination. Recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail stores and other outlets. The FDA and CDC are investigating illnesses linked to recalled product. Fourteen illnesses in 12 states have been reported, with two hospitalizations and no deaths.
This is a commercial recall. Due to the number of products being recalled, and peanut butter’s popularity, it is likely that these products have reached many Federal nutrition assistance program participants’ homes through commercial retail channels.
This is a commercial recall; USDA Foods are not impacted. The J. M. Smucker Company is a USDA Foods processor. Schools may have diverted USDA Foods raw shelled peanuts to J. M. Smucker for processing into finished products.
Consumers, including those who participate in FNS programs, who have questions about how to seek reimbursement for their recalled product or how to report adverse reactions should visit www.jif.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time.