We are working as efficiently as possible to return our products to store shelves. We have resumed accepting orders from our retail customers for peanut butter and products should be back on shelves a few weeks after orders are placed. We suggest referring to your preferred retailer for the best availability information locally.
We would encourage consumers with Jif® product to check the UPC, which can be found on the side of the product bar code, against the full list of impacted UPC on our recall page. If your product UPC matches a UPC listed, check the product code, which can be found at the bottom of the jar under the Best If Used By date. The first seven digits of the product code range for the impacted products are 1274425 – 2140425. The last three numbers of the Product Code must be 425 in order to be included in the recall. If the last three numbers of the Product Code are 006, the product was produced at our Memphis facility, which was not impacted by the recall.
No. The FDA has issued a report sharing details of its investigation in partnership with our teams. We are confident in the food safety processes we have in place that have helped us to quickly take action as well as the enhanced measures we have put in place, including additional testing and sanitation.
Jif® peanut butter with omega-3 DHA & EPA uses an encapsulated fish oil source that contains both EPA and DHA. The encapsulation process keeps the DHA/EPA locked in, while keeping the smell and taste of fish out of the peanut butter. However, we encourage individuals to consult their medical professional if they have specific allergy concerns.
Unopened and stored in a cool, dry area, Jif peanut butter will last about two years (refer to the “Best If Used By” date). After opening, you can keep Jif peanut butter about three months on the pantry shelf. If unopened, Jif To Go Peanut Butter and Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread will each last one year (refer to the “Best If Used By” date).
Is Jif Peanut butter safe for dogs?
Let’s start with the generic concept of peanut butter. Is peanut butter safe for your dog? The short answer is yes, in moderation. Peanut is a wonderful treat for your dog in a kong or on a lick mat. However, it is just that — a treat. Peanut butter is high in fat.
Too much fat in your dog’s diet will cause weight issues and put him at a higher risk of pancreatitis. There are some breeds that are naturally prone to pancreatitis. Before adding peanut butter to your dog’s diet (even as a treat), speak with your veterinarian.
The official Jif website lists some frequently asked questions. This question is one of the highest ones on the list. However, the company does not make any claims to being safe for dogs.
One thing is certain, Jif is at least safe for your dog from the xylitol standpoint. Jif does not contain any xylitol.
While Jif is safe from xylitol, it is not all natural. Even their “natural” recipe contains added sweeteners. There is added sugar and oils in all varieties of Jif Peanut Butter. Both ingredients are unhealthy for your dog.
Jif Peanut Butter is safe for your dog, but it has other ingredients that should be avoided. If you want to feed your dog peanut butter as a treat or pill hider, it is advised to find a different brand of peanut butter.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener derived from the birch tree. According to the veterinarian medicine department at NC State University, manufacturers add xylitol to gum, candy, and cookies. While it looks and tastes like sugar, it may cause mild intestinal issues. Furthermore, it is very poisonous to dogs.
Manufacturers are now adding xylitol to toothpaste, jellies, energy drinks, and beauty products. Be wary of products claiming to be sugar-free, especially if they seem like something that would need a sweetener.
Even though xylitol is toxic for your dog, Carolyn Pierini (a clinical laboratory specialist) states that xylitol is a significant change in the dental industry. Manufacturers have added it to many toothpastes and mouthwashes. It adds sweetness and even inhibits plaque.
Does Jif Peanut Butter Contain Xylitol?
Jif Peanut Butter does not contain xylitol. Jif has many varieties of peanut butter and all of them are clear of xylitol.
There are four major brands that add xylitol to their peanut butter. The four brands are:
The FDA advises to always check the label before feeding your dog peanut butter.
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