The J. M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall this weekend of some Jif peanut butter products, due to potential Salmonella contamination.
According to the J.M. Smucker Co., the recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets, and includes products with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 with “425” at the end of the first seven numbers. Lot codes are included alongside the best-if-used-by date.
Many types and sizes were impacted by the recall, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat. Fourteen illnesses have been reported in 12 states, and two people have been hospitalized.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Symptoms usually start 6 hours to 6 days after swallowing the bacteria. Most people recover without treatment after 4 to 7 days. Some people – especially children younger than 5 years, adults 65 years and older, and people with weakened immune systems – may experience more severe illnesses that require medical treatment or hospitalization.”
“Do not eat any recalled Jif brand peanut butter, throw it away,” the CDC says. “This product has a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it has not been recalled. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled peanut butter using hot, soapy water.”
See the recall notice for more information and the list of products.