JIF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the Jif brand support food allergy initiatives?
Of course, the Jif team wants to be sure kids with peanut allergies are not exposed to peanut butter. We recommend parents always read the ingredient labels to be safe. As alternatives to peanut butter, Jif products also include nut butters, such as almond and hazelnut spreads.
The Jif brand also supports outside initiatives dedicated to peanut allergy research and awareness. For example, the brand has long partnered with The National Peanut Board, supporting peanut research and education initiatives. Part of their work focuses on peanut allergy awareness and education, including resources for parents, educators and anyone who cares for children.
Separately, the grand-prize winner of the 2018 “Imagine If, With Jif” Contest is specifically focused on food allergy awareness. Elena Gallegos from Corona, California, founded Unicorn Kids, a business that raises awareness for kids with food allergies and promotes food allergy safety through one-of-a-kind T-shirt designs. Elena received a $15,000 grant to help her continue supporting and inspiring kids with food allergies and helping them navigate life.
Families with nut allergen concerns can find out more about health and nutrition research, allergy resources and more at the National Peanut Board’s website: www.peanutallergyfacts.org
What is the Jif brand's relationship with The Peanut Institute and the National Peanut Board?
The Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization that supports nutrition research and develops educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles. The J. M. Smucker Company (the parent company of the Jif brand) has been a partner with The Peanut Institute for over 22 years and has pledged more than $1 million dollars to the organization since 1996.
The National Peanut Board is a farmer-funded national research, promotion and education program. The partnership helps bring consumers awareness and education related to peanut allergies.
What is palm oil and how is it sourced?
Palm oil is derived from the fruit of a palm tree and is an alternative stabilizer. It’s important to us that the palm oil and palm oil-derived ingredients in Jif® peanut butter are sourced sustainably. We began purchasing sustainable palm oil from Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) sources in 2012. As of December 2015, 100 percent of our direct palm oil purchases were RSPO certified, and 100 percent of our palm oil is traceable to the mill.
How long can I keep Jif peanut butter on my shelf?
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).
How old is my jar of Jif peanut butter?
We place a “Best If Used By” date on every jar. On most jars, the “Best If Used By” date is printed in white ink on the back of the jar under the universal product barcode (UPC). In some instances, the date will be printed in black ink directly on the plastic jar above the label.
Do I need to refrigerate my Jif peanut butter?
Jif peanut butter does not require refrigeration.
Why do some Jif products say "No need to stir" on the label?
Products like Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread and Jif No Added Sugar are stabilized with palm oil to prevent oil separation. However, since these products are made from natural ingredients, minimal oil separation may be possible.
Does Jif Peanut Butter with with omega-3 DHA & EPA contain fish ingredients?
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.
What is Jif To Go peanut butter?
Jif To Go peanut butter is the same great Jif peanut butter as in a jar, but available in portable packaging. Jif To Go peanut butter comes in a sealed cup that’s easy to pack and just the right size for taking peanut butter on the go!
Is Jif made in the USA?
All of our Jif products are produced at our manufacturing facilities in North America.
Is there a risk of contracting coronavirus by using or handling any of your products?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration, there is no current evidence that the virus is transmitted through processed food. Given this, there is no threat of contracting coronavirus through the consumption of any Jif products.
Do you anticipate any supply constraints or availability issues as a result of the coronavirus?
At this point in time, we are experiencing unprecedented demand for Jif peanut butter, and we are working with all of our retail partners to ensure we meet their needs and those of their consumers.
As a company, what are you doing to keep your employees safe from the coronavirus?
The health and safety of our people is always at the forefront of our minds. We will continue following the guidance of local, national and international agencies to inform our decisions and ensure our employees’ continued safety.
As a company, what are you doing to help with the coronavirus pandemic?
We are continuing to work with our national partners, which include the United Way, Red Cross and Feeding America, among others, to provide financial support to the people and communities in need. Additionally, we’re making a special donation of products to Feeding America and the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
I can’t find your products where I normally shop. How can I get your products?
It is possible that recent concerns around coronavirus are impacting the availability of our products where you shop. Please know that we are committed to supplying our products to all our retail partners, and our teams are working to minimize any disruption. We also recommend looking to purchase online to have our products delivered to you.