Jif Peanut Butter Is Being Recalled For Potential Salmonella Contamination
J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company for the popular peanut butter brand, issued a voluntary recall on Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local partners are investigating the outbreak that so far spans 12 states.
Currently, 14 people have reported illnesses and two of those cases have resulted in hospitalizations, according to data provided by the CDC.
"Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Jif brand peanut butter produced in the J.M. Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak," the FDA said.
Customers should discard the product immediately if it is included in the recall, which is being conducted with the US Food and Drug Administration
J.M. Smucker said it's not able to estimate the recall's financial impact for the fiscal year that ended on April 30 or the current fiscal year 2023, but will provide that information once it's available.
Side effects from salmonella poisoning include fever, stomach crams, nausea and vomiting.
The J.M. Smucker Co. issued a national recall of four dozen of its Jif crunchy and creamy peanut butter products—including low-fat, no sugar, and natural varieties—in many different package sizes.