Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif peanut butter products

The FDA, together with the CDC and state and local partners are investigating an outbreak of fourteen (14) Salmonella Senftenberg infections in twelve US states.

Two people have been hospitalized.

Cases have been reported in Arkansas (1), Georgia (2), Illinois (1), Massachusetts (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), North Carolina (1), New York (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (2), Virginia (1), and Washington (1).

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According to the FDA, five out of five outbreak victims who were interviewed reported consuming peanut butter prior to becoming ill. Four of the five specifically mentioned Jif peanut butter.

Although the FDA has not yet found the outbreak strain in a finished product sample, the agency reports that a strain of Salmonella recovered from an environmental sample collected at the Jif Lexington, Kentucky, production plant twelve years ago (in 2010) is a genetic match for the Salmonella strain recovered from victims in this current outbreak.

This archival culture, combined with the information from outbreak victims who had consumed Jif peanut butter, catalyzed a voluntary recall on the part of The J.M. Smucker Co., the manufacturer of the Jif family of products.

The recall

The recall includes lot codes from 1274425 to 2140425, but only for lot codes that end in “425,” which is the identifier code for the Lexington, Kentucky production plant. Recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States.

For a complete list of affected products, please refer to the J.M. Smucker recall notice.

As the recalled products have a two-year shelf life, the FDA urges consumers to check their pantries and discard or return any of the products included in the recall.

The lot code can be found near the bottom of the product label, directly below the BEST IF USED BY date, as illustrated here.

FDA recommends:

  • Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve any recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425. This 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 brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425, 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.

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Recalls and Alerts: May 19-20, 2022

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United States

Allergy Alert: White Cane Sockeye Salmon LLC recalls Wild Alaskan Cooked and Smoked Salmon (Sold frozen; No lot code or best by date on the packages) due to undeclared soy and wheat.

Food Safety Recall: QueensMade Lemonade LLC recalls all its juice-type products, including all lemonade flavors as well as its Ginger Turmeric shots, because they were produced without the benefit of inspection and the safety parameters were not able to be verified. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. recalls approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: Le ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ) has received reports of an unspecified number of Norovirus cases possibly associated with consumption of frozen whole raspberries from China. See recall notice, below.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Fruits et Légumes Guiges inc. (Saint-Bruno-de Guigues, QC) recalls Mantab brand FRAMBOISES ENTIÈRES IQF / Frozen whole raspberries (1 kg; Lot XT21253; Best before 2023-SE-09; Product of China) due to possible Norovirus contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): BRETZEL BURGARD recalls BURGARD brand BOULES BRETZELS EMMENTAL / Pretzel rolls with Emmental (4-pack; Lot 12136; Use by 20/05/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Germany): FKS Frischkonzept Service GmbH recalls NORD HOLLÄNDISCHER SCHNITTKÄSE MIT GARTENKRÄUTERN 50% Fett / NORTH DUTCH SLICED CHEESE WITH GARDEN HERBS 50% fat (Best before dates up to and including 02-06-2022) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls DekaVers Stokbrood wit / French white bread (2 x 200g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Scotland): Aye Pickled Ltd recalls Aye Pickled Curried Kraut (330g; Batch code 019/1; Best before 30 September 2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): IDF AVRAINVILLE recalls Viande hachée / Ground meat (Ground on site and sold in bulk; Produced 19/05 et 20/05) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA SA LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls LA GRANDE EPICERIE DE PARIS brand MELANGE TANDOORI / Tandoori mix (50g; Lot PR22050183; Best before 31/05/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA SA LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls LA GRANDE EPICERIE DE PARIS brand MELANGE TAJINE / Tajine mix (40g; Lot PR22050247; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA SA LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls LA BOVIDA brand SAFRAL COLORANTS RENFORCES / Safral reinforced dyes (500g; Lot PR22040542; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls VOLANDRY brand POULET CUIT FUME / Cooked smoked chicken (Use by 08/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Graines germées biologiques Alfalfa / Organic alfalfa sprouts (60g & 100g; Lot 220516; Use by 30/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Graines germées biologiques Alfalfa-radis-fenouil / Organic alfalfa-radish-fennel sprouts (60g & 100g; Lot 220516; Use by 30/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Graines germées biologiques Alfalfa-roquette / Organic alfalfa-rocket sprouts (60g & 100g; Lot 220516; Use by 30/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Graines germées biologiques alfalfa-cresson / Organic alfalfa-watercress sprouts (60g & 100g; Lot 220516; Use by 30/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA DU CERISIER EARL du Cerisier recalls SCEA du Cerisier brand pâté croute moutarde ancienne / Old-fashioned mustard pâté with crust (Use by 24/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): METRO FRANCE recalls METRO CHEF brand Farine de blé noir fluide / Buckwheat flour (1 kg; Lot 503118CS11; Best before 28/10/2022 & 29/10/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls SOLEANE brand Taboulé libanais / Lebanese tabbouleh (230g; Lot 126; Use by 22/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls SOLEANE brand Taboulé libanais / Lebanese tabbouleh (350g; Lot 129; Use by 25/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls SOLEANE brand Piémontaise / Piedmontese salad (400g; Lot 129; Use by 25/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): L’Aquarium recalls Huitres No. 2 / Oysters (Lot 110522H) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Germline recalls various Germline brand organic sprouts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 de Beste Baguettes wit / White bread baguettes (2-pack; Best before 14-08-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Dr. Lemon’s recalls lemonade concentrate, orange concentrate, and lemon sorbet because the products were manufactured without benefit of inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Parsram Foods Pty Ltd recalls Deep Coriander Chutney (283g; All Use By dates up to and including 12.03.2023) due to undeclared sesame.

Recalls and Alerts: May 14-18, 2022

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United States

Allergy Alert: Dierbergs Markets recalls Fresh Garden Spiral Pasta Salad (12 oz & 2 lb family pack; Sell by 5/31/22) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: America New York Ri Wang Food Group Co., Ltd. recalls approximately 14,635 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage sticks and luncheon loaf products due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Public Health Alert: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert for Great Value Black Forest Ham Water Added (1 lb resealable pkg; Best if used by 07/15/22) because the product may be underprocessed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Royal Import & Export Ltd. recalls Jumbo brand Melk Chocopasta (Milk Chocolate Spread) (400g; Lot 17921B; Best before 08/2022; UPC 8 718452 449873) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert: GB Foods recalls various GB Foods brand sausage products due to undeclared gluten and/or wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Le Centre d’action bénévole aux 4 vents (Waterloo, QC) recalls Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 17 May 2022) due to lack of storage temperature specification on product label.

Food Safety Recall: Le Caveau FRUITS ET LÉGUMES (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC) recalls MAQUEREAU FUMÉ / Smoked mackerel (Sold up to 17 May 2022) due to lack of storage temperature specification on product label.

Food Safety Recall: Canadian Choice Wholesalers recalls Suzie’s brand Organic Cocktail Sauce (237 ml; Best by 10/07/22; UPC 0 47281 20142 9) due to spoilage.

Food Safety Recall: Mantab Inc. recalls Below Zero brand Whole Raspberries IQF (1 kg; Lot XT21253; Best before 2023-SE-09; UPC 0 69821 06020 4) due to Norovirus contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Multiple countries): ECDC reports 324 cases (266 confirmed and 58 probable) of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium infections in twelve EU countries and the UK have now been associated with consumption of Kinder – Ferrero chocolate products manufactured in Arlon, Belgium. Cases have also been identified in Canada (1 case), Switzerland (43 cases) and the United States (1 case), bringing the total to 369 cases.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Traindevie recalls multiple products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): Monoprix recalls Monoprix brand La Baguette Jambon Emmental / Ham and Emmental cheese baguette (Use by dates between 16/05/2022 and 21/05/2022 due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Kjöt & Pylsumeistarinn recalls Steikarpylsa / Steak sausage (400-480g pkgs and in bulk; All best before dates up to 18.05.2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Just Free Gluten Free Black Pudding (260g; Batch 041-22; Use by 20/05/2022) and Just Free Gluten Free White Pudding (260g; Batch 041-22; Use by 20/05/2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls several Vó Elisa brand products due to undeclared sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Mulitple brands of chocolate products contain undeclared peanuts. Please see AESAN notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Asian Traders Ltd recalls Parle Premium Rusk (200g; Batch code PA ATL/3694; Best before 04 June 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): SP Wholesale recalls Wonka Bar (Milk Chocolate) (100g; Batch codes 18121P & 33421P; Best before 30 June 2023 & 30 November 2023, respectively) due to undeclared almonds and peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland): Lidl NI recalls Just Free Gluten Free Black Pudding (260g; Batch 041-22; Use by 20/05/2022) and Just Free Gluten Free White Pudding (260g; Batch 041-22; Use by 20/05/2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Lidl GB recalls Starovice Czech Lager 5.0% (500 ml; All Best Before dates up to and including 23 December 2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Detry sa recalls AUBEL brand Boulettes Rôties / Roasted meatballs (6+1 / 595g; Lot 7732; Use by 11/06/2022) due to defective package seals.

Food Safety Recall (France): PERIGORD FARINES MINOTERIE ALLAFORT recalls FARINE DE BLE NOIR SARRASIN FLUIDE / Buckwheat flour (1 kg; Lot 118CS11; Best before 29/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls ESCALOPES DE POULET / Chicken breasts (Sold between 11 and 16 April) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA DU CERISIER EARL du Cerisier recalls SCEA du Cerisier brand pâté croute moutarde ancienne / Old-fashioned mustard pâté with crust (Use by 01/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN NANCY TOMBLAINE  recalls POITRINE DE PORC MARINEE TEX-MEX / marinated pork breast meat (Sold between 3 and 17 May 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN SUPERMARCHE VOUVRAY  recalls JAMBON TRADITIONNEL PERE CHAMPAIN / Traditional ham (Sold from 05/05/2022 to 17/ 05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Salaisons Michel Loge recalls saucisson sec / Dry sausage (Lot SA220701) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DISTRIBUTION CASINO FRANCE CASINO – Produits Frais Traditionnels recalls Salade de Pieds de Bovins Emincés / Sliced cow’s food salad (Sold from 27/04/2022 to 09/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): JIRD INTERMARCHE recalls SIEBERT brand CUISSE DE POULET / Chicken leg (Lot 3160422922; Use by 27/04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Baguette Céréales Rustique / Rustic seeded baguette (Baked on site) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): J.C.David recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Mild smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Maggi GmbH recalls MAGGI 5 Minuten Terrine Kartoffelbrei mit Steinpilzen / 5-minute mashed potato with porcini mushroom terrine (Lots 21270703Z, 21280703Z, 21290703Z; Best before 31.05.2023) and MAGGI 5 Minuten Terrine Kartoffelbrei mit Röstzwiebeln & Croûtons +25% / 5-minute mashed potato terrine with roasted onions and croutons +25% (Lot 21280703Z; Best before 31.05.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): John Ross Junior ltd recalls John Ross brand Scottish smoked salmon (340g; Best before 28.05.22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Villani Cacciatore Italiano salami (170g; Batch code 240222; Best before 15.07.22; Product of Italy) due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Villani SpA recalls Villani salame cacciatore (170g; Lots 240222 & 26/01/22; Best before 15/07/2022) due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls 1 de beste Baguettes wit 2 stuks (two-pack; Best before 14-08-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Israel Ministry of Health has instructed Tnuva to recall powdered milk manufactured between 9/8 and 25/8/2021 due to possible Salmonella contamination. The milk powder was supplied to food manufacturers and not distributed on the retail market.