Several Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Over Potential Salmonella

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U.S.|Several Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Over Potential Salmonella

The J.M. Smucker Company said it initiated a voluntary callback and advised consumers to dispose of immoderate perchance contaminated products.

The Jif products voluntarily recalled see  respective  types of creamy, crunchy, reduced-fat and earthy  peanut food  successful  assorted  sizes.
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Livia Albeck-Ripka

May 22, 2022, 2:39 p.m. ET

The J.M. Smucker Company has recalled respective Jif peanut food products sold successful the United States and Canada due to the fact that of imaginable salmonella contamination that national regulators said has been tied to 14 illnesses.

In a statement posted Friday connected the national Food and Drug Administration’s website, the institution encouraged consumers who bought the perchance contaminated products to instantly dispose of them.

The products listed see respective types of creamy, crunchy, reduced-fat and earthy peanut food products successful assorted sizes, arsenic good arsenic a 40-ounce jar of earthy honey.

The Smucker Company said it was “coordinating a thorough investigation” with the F.D.A. The recalled items were sold nationwide.

Salmonella is simply a bacteria that tin turn successful foods and, erstwhile ingested, tin origin fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. In young children, older radical oregon those with weakened immune systems, the corruption tin beryllium much serious, and perchance fatal.

The F.D.A. said salmonella cases connected to the peanut food had been reported successful a twelve states arsenic of Sunday. Two radical had been hospitalized, it said.

The bureau said that epidemiologic grounds indicated that Jif marque peanut food produced astatine the Smucker Company installation successful Lexington, Ky., was “the apt origin of illnesses successful this outbreak.”

The callback affects Jif marque peanut food products with batch codification numbers 1274425 done 2140425, with the digits ending with 425. The batch numbers are included alongside best-if-used-by date.

Every month, the F.D.A. announces the callback of respective products — immoderate implicit cross-contamination with allergens, others due to the fact that “foreign materials,” specified arsenic metal, person been recovered successful food, and sometimes implicit bacterial contamination.

In October, hundreds of radical crossed the United States were sickened successful a salmonella outbreak linked to imported red, achromatic and yellowish onions. Last summer, 31 radical were sickened aft eating hydroponic lettuce.

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