OKLAHOMA CITY – On May 21, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a Salmonella outbreak linked to Jif brand peanut butter that was sold at stores nationwide.
The recall includes several types and sizes of creamy, crunchy and natural peanut butter. The lot numbers included in the recall include 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first seven numbers.
FAQs Addressing this Recall:
Q: What do I do if I have the recalled peanut butter?
A: We advise people who find the recalled product in their home to throw it away and wash surfaces and containers that may have touched it using hot, soapy water.
Q: What should someone do if they ate the recalled product?
A: If you or someone in your household consumed the peanut butter, we suggest you monitor for symptoms of Salmonella that include,
- Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
- Diarrhea persists for more than three days without improving
- Bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. These usually start six hours to six days after ingesting the Salmonella bacteria. Most people recover without treatment after four to seven days. Some people including children younger than five, adults 65 years or older, and people with weakened immune systems may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.
Q: What should you do if you experience Salmonella symptoms?
A: If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed in the previous answer, we encourage you to call your healthcare provider.
Q: How do I prevent the spread of illness?
A: It is very important to mitigate the spread of this illness, especially to friends or other people inside of a household. Individuals who are experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea should properly wash their hands after using the bathroom, avoid public areas until 24 hours after symptoms have stopped which includes avoiding daycare and school settings, and avoid handling food.
Q: How do I report a food complaint?
A: Complaints can be made to the Oklahoma FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator at 855-630-2112 or submit online at https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/.
Q: Where can I go for more information?
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.