I just threw away (3) jars of Jif Peanut Butter over the weekend because of a recent voluntary recall. If you did as well, or getting ready to, I have some information you may be interested in.
Check your pantries for Jif peanut butter because if you do, you’ll want to toss immediately and submit a claim to get coupons in the mail to replace what you had to toss.
The Jif peanut butter recall has rapidly expanded in the past week and it now affects at least 69 other products. The cascading effect is due to the many companies who use the peanut butter in their own chocolates, peanut butter sandwiches and more.
J.M. Smucker Co., Jif’s parent company, issued the initial voluntary recall last week, after the Food and Drug Administration traced a salmonella outbreak to a manufacturing facility in Lexington, Ky.
All of the affected Jif peanut butter products can be identified by their lot code numbers, which is often found near the “best by” date (it’s different from the UPC number on the bar code). If the lot code’s first seven digits end with 425, that means it was made in Lexington. If that same code also starts with four numbers between 1274 and 2140, you should not eat or serve the peanut butter, and it should be discarded.