Recently, J.M. Smucker’s Co. voluntarily recalled several products containing Jif peanut butter because of potential salmonella contamination. A lot of users are now asking, when will Jif be back on shelves.
According to Jif, the company has been cleared of salmonella and has begun preparing natural peanut butter, which will be available soon. If you’re wondering when Jif will return to the shelves, read on.
When will Jif be back on shelves?
Currently, there is no information on this, but we are still working on it. It’s impossible to predict when Jif Peanut Butter will return to stores.
But the new Jif peanut butter product does not contain salmonella. You can eat Jif peanut butter again, as long as you don’t eat any of the salmonella-tainted products.
According to Jiff
“The Natural Peanut Butter production has resumed, and orders are being accepted from stores. While we cannot provide exact dates when products will be available, we recommend you contact your preferred retailer for availability information locally”.
It’s peanut butter jelly time again after a brief hiatus. Jif voluntarily recalled 49 products in June due to a salmonella outbreak. Currently, Jif claims that affected spreads have been removed from store shelves, but it’s up to consumers to keep their homes clean.
What Happened to Jif Peanut Butter?
Several of Jif’s squeezable pouches and creamy peanut butter were affected by the salmonella outbreak. There is a good chance that the contamination came from a J.M Smucker manufacturing facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
These products were voluntarily recalled by JIF. Later, FDA recall other products like snack cups or chocolates that also used Jif peanut butter. Although there was widespread contamination, 21 illnesses occurred and four people were hospitalized.
How to identify Jif peanut butter containers with salmonella?
It is possible to identify all the contaminated Jif peanut butter products by their lot codes, found next to the “best by” date. A code that ends with 425 indicates that it was made in Lexington.
Similarly, if the same code starts with four digits between 1274 and 2140, you should not consume or serve the peanut butter. People who have to discard peanut butter will be reimbursed by Smucker.
Jif has created a special website that allows people to submit claims for five products at once due to the intense interest in the recall. The company plans to send replacement coupons, but that process may take up to six weeks.
Smucker’s has been forced to recall about 50 peanut butter products and companies that purchase and use those products. Smucker has to suffer a loss of 125 million dollars.
What is salmonella?
Salmonella is a bacterium. People who contract salmonellosis suffer symptoms such as:
- Stomach cramps
Occasionally, children under five, elderly people, or vulnerable adults may need hospitalization or treatment for this illness. Symptoms usually begin six hours to six days after infection, but the CDC says they can last up to six weeks.
In case you were wondering, salmonella is not related to fish. It is named after Dr. Daniel E. Salmon, who received the first doctorate in veterinary medicine in the United States in 1876.
Fortunately, the salmonella contamination in Jif peanut butter does not cause too much harm to people.
How can customers get reimbursed for a recalled JIF product?
Jif’s website offers a product recall claim form if your purchase is included in the recall. Each potentially affected product’s UPC and Product Code must be provided on the claim form.
Despite the five product limit per submission, Jif does not limit the number of forms you can submit.
Jif’s peanut butter salmonella contamination was not only a loss for the company but also for the users who use it every day. According to the latest information, it is cleared of salmonella and its production has started.
However, its return to shelves is still not known. But going with the progress, we can say that it will not take much time for Jif peanut butter to return to shelves.