The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise consumers to recheck their jars of Jif peanut butter
WASHINGTON — Consumers should recheck their jars of Jif peanut butter as part of a recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, reduced-fat peanut butters have been linked to a 12-state salmonella outbreak that has left 14 sick and two hospitalized. Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
JM Smucker Co. announced Friday a voluntary recall of certain Jif peanut butter products for potential salmonella contamination. The jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled and should be disposed of, the company said.
Jif is sold at retailers nationwide. States reporting salmonella cases include Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.