This Popular Peanut Butter Is Being Recalled Across The U.S.
One of the most popular peanut butter brands in the country is currently being pulled from grocery store shelves.
On Friday, The J.M. Smucker Co. announced that it was recalling select Jif peanut butter varieties due to the presence of salmonella. Salmonella is a dangerous organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who are infected with Salmonella often experience fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside the best-if-used-by date.
"If consumers have products matching the above description in their possession, they should dispose of it immediately," the company said in a press release.
In 2022, J.M. Smucker Co. profited $7.8 billion, a 3.5% decline in profits year-over-year, according to MacroTrends.
Last year, Jif was named the most popular peanut butter brand in the country, according to a survey conducted by Statista. By working with the United States Census and Simmons National Consumer Survey, they asked households one question: "Which brands of peanut butter have you eaten most in the last 30 days?"
Jif is an American classic that has been on pantry shelves since 1956. According to the study's findings, 117.31 million folks consumed Jif in 2020. To remain competitive in the industry, Jif has also released almond butter and hazelnut spreads.
The company says it's unsure how this recall will impact the brand financially.
"Based on the information known to date, we are unable to estimate the financial impact of the recall either on our fiscal year ended April 30, 2022 or on our current fiscal year 2023," the company said. "We will provide additional information as soon as possible."
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