Several states have been affected by an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to certain peanut butter products produced by JIF.
A CDC and FDA investigation is underway. This product is believed to come from the J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.
In all, 5 out of 5 people consumed peanut butter before becoming ill, and 4 of those 5 specifically reported eating JIF brand peanut butter.
States across the country have reported 14 illnesses.
There have been no deaths reported, but two people have been hospitalized.
What Exactly is the Bacteria Known as Salmonella?
A group of bacteria called Salmonella can cause gastroenteritis, fever, and gastrointestinal distress.
Within 12 to 72 hours after being infected with Salmonella, most people begin to experience symptoms.
In most cases, the illness lasts four to seven days, and people recover without treatment.
Diarrhoea, fever, and cramps are among the symptoms.
Salmonellosis may be more severe when it causes a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, rash, and blood in the urine and stool.
The elderly, children under the age of five, and people with weak immune systems are at greater risk of developing severe salmonellosis infections.
Does Your Store Carry Recalled Peanut Butter? Here’s How You Can Find Out
There is a number under the “best if used by:” stamp.
Check for these lot codes that are impacted; 1274425 through 2140425, and the first seven digits end in 425
What Should You Do Next?
Peanut butter with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425, or if the first seven digits end with 425, should not be consumed, sold, or served. It is recommended that consumers check any peanut butter they own that has a shelf life of more than two years.
The peanut butter that has been recalled should be washed and sanitized after contact with surfaces and utensils. You should consult your doctor if someone in your home ate the peanut butter and developed symptoms after eating it.
A Guide To Getting a Refund
Customers will be refunded by J.M. Snicker if they bought the recalled product. Please click here to request a refund. You can also call 800-828-9980 to request a refund. Utilize the online form to get swiftly feedback from the company.