FDA Investigating After Jif Peanut Butter Contaminated

FDA Investigating After Jif Peanut Butter Contaminated

Popular Food RECALLED – Everyone Should Know

(BrightPress.org) – Americans love peanut butter so much that they eat over 700 million pounds of it every year. In fact, it’s one of the country’s original recipes, first patented around 1895 by John Harvey Kellogg. More than 125 years after the first patent, one of the country’s most popular peanut butter brands is facing an investigation after potential salmonella contamination of its products.

On Friday, May 20, the FDA issued a recall warning select Jif peanut butter products could infect individuals with the organism that causes people to experience a range of symptoms, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. Children, immunocompromised individuals, and the elderly could suffer a more severe reaction or even death. The FDA is investigating.

The CDC reported that 14 people across 12 states reported becoming ill after eating Jif products sold at retail stores and other outlets. Two were hospitalized with severe symptoms. The J.M. Smucker Co. immediately recalled 45 products nationwide with lot numbers between 1274425 – 2140425, if the first seven numbers end with 425. The products facing potential salmonella contamination include creamy and crunchy peanut butter, squeeze pouches, and peanut butter to-go packs. Visit the FDA’s website for a complete list of the recalled products.

If you have a specific question or want to report an adverse effect after eating Jif’s peanut butter, visit the Jif website or call 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

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