A recall has been issued for several Jif peanut butter products due to a possible salmonella outbreak, officials said.
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, all-natural, reduced-fat peanut butter and other varieties of the product have been linked to a 12-state salmonella outbreak that has left 14 sick, including two who were hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The JM Smucker Co. announced Friday a voluntary recall of more than 50 Jif peanut butter products due to possible salmonella contamination. Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled and the company said they should be discarded.
The states reporting Salmonella cases are Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The outbreak has been linked to a facility owned by the JM Smucker Company in Lexington, Kentucky, the Food and Drug Administration said.
Salmonella, a bacterium, can cause a disease known as salmonellosis. Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 450 people in the country die from salmonellosis each year.
According to the FDA, people typically show symptoms 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Most infected people recover within four to seven days and do not require medical treatment.
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