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|A recall on Jif brand peanut butter has been issued by its manufacturer reported 14 cases of salmonella across 12 states resulted in a pair of hospitalizations.|
A recall has been issued on some Jif brand peanut butter products, reported the state health department.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging people to not eat or serve certain products by the well-known peanut butter company because of potential salmonella contamination.
On May 20, J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for the product after there were 14 cases related to the outbreak across 12 states that resulted in two hospitalizations.
Additional cases may not have been reported yet.
There is currently one reported case of salmonella from Jif in North Carolina.
Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can affect the intestinal tract and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The illness can cause serious health issues in young children, the elderly, and people with a weakened immune system.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising people not to consume or serve any Jif brand peanut butter with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425, with “425” at the end of the first 7 numbers.
The recall includes different types of peanut butters including natural, creamy, crunchy, and reduced fat products. If you have any peanut butter listed under this recall, you should dispose of it immediately.
Thoroughly wash and sanitize all containers and surfaces that may contain salmonella bacteria from the peanut butter.
Consumers with questions may visit www.jif.com/contact-us or call 800-828-9980 weekdays between 8 am to 5 pm Anyone who has consumed recalled peanut butter and has symptoms of salmonella should contact their healthcare provider.