Massive Peanut Butter Recall Issued — Check If You Need to Trash Yours

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Select Jif peanut butter products sold in the United States have been recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination.

14 people across 12 states have become sick after eating certain Jif peanut butter products. Two people went to the hospital.

The FDA announced that Jif product lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 are affected by the recall. By checking your product, you can know whether you are in possession of the product.

This recall can impact creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, to-go packs of peanut butter, and more.

People are advised to throw the product away if it falls within those code numbers. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall on Friday.

More on this story via Fox News:

Data from the FDA states that the first person affected by the Salmonella outbreak became sick on February 20, and noted that the actual number of people sick is likely “much higher” than the 14 people currently being reported.

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Lot code numbers can be found alongside the best-if-used-by date on Jif peanut butter products. (Food and Drug Administration)

According to the FDA, four out of five people who became sick reported eating “different types of Jif brand peanut butter” before becoming ill.

Salmonella, when it infects healthy people, causes symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

The infection can cause more serious symptoms in young children, as well as frail or elderly individuals.

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