JIF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Jif products span a variety of alternate nut butters including almond and hazelnut spreads.

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

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.

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).

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.

Jif peanut butter does not require refrigeration.

Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread contains palm oil, which is derived from the fruit of a palm tree. Palm oil is an alternative stabilizer. We recognize and share the concerns related to palm oil sourcing and the environment. We remain committed to working only with suppliers who are responsible and who share the same commitments to quality and ethics as we do. Please see above for an overview of our sourcing policies, or see our Corporate Responsibility Report for more.

Jif Natural Peanut Butter Spread is made from five ingredients and stabilized with palm oil to prevent oil separation. However, since it is made from all natural ingredients, minimal oil separation may be possible.

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.

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!

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.  

All of our Jif products are produced at our manufacturing facilities in North America.

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.

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. 

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.

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.