Jif Peanut Butter Under Fire After Spreading Salmonella

J.M. Smucker is recalling some Jif peanut butter products due to salmonella – CNN

Everybody loves a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But what if that sandwich was a lot more dangerous than you thought?

The condiment company J.M. Smucker is recalling more than 45 kinds of Jif peanut butter because of potential salmonella contamination. The recall is being conducted with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Health officials believe some Jif peanut butter products are contaminated with Salmonella Senftenberg. The CDC said 14 people in 12 states have reported illnesses connected to the outbreak. Four people specifically reported eating Jif peanut butter before getting ill.

Jif peanut butter products with lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled. The products have a two-year shelf life and were processed in the Lexington facility.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps in infected people. Most people recover within four to seven days without treatment.

People who get sick from salmonella develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness typically lasts four to seven days and most recover without treatment.

The FDA has recalled these particular products to reduce the risk of contracting salmonella. The Food and Drug Administration recommends throwing away any recalled Jif peanut butter. It’s also highly encouraged to wash surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter.

Want to find out more about how this famous company is handling the peanut butter recall? Check out the following news outlets for more updates.

  1. J.M. Smucker is recalling some Jif peanut butter products due to salmonella  CNN
  2. Recall alert: Some Jif peanut butter products recalled by J. M. Smucker  KIRO Seattle
  3. Jif peanut butter recall announced over salmonella concerns  USA TODAY
  4. Jif peanut butter recalled amid multistate salmonella outbreak  FOX 6 Milwaukee
  5. RECALL: Some Jif peanut butter products could be contaminated with salmonella  KSAT San Antonio
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