Peanut Butter Recall Rapidly Expands, Not Just Jars of Jif You Need To Worry About

The massive Jif recall, sparked by a salmonella outbreak in states across the country, has rapidly expanded to include items using the peanut product.

A Friday notice from the FDA listed 13 items that have now been recalled in connection with the Jif contamination.

Contaminated items appear to be from locations across store departments, creating a nightmare for shoppers.

Products described on the list include food like fudge, snack packs and packaged fruit trays.

The FDA is encouraging consumers not to consume any of the 13 products currently identified or jars of contaminated Jif that appear to be the origin of the outbreak.

In the original recall earlier this month, the FDA stated potentially tainted jars of Jif would have a lot code from 1274425 through 2140425.

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to certain Jif peanut butter products produced at the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Although there have been no deaths, two people have been hospitalized with complications following infection.

The outbreak currently spans Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.