If you’ve recently purchased a jar of Jif-branded mania butter, you should check it carefully. Some of these have been recalled; warn the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, low-fat peanut butter is associated with a salmonella outbreak in 12 states, leaving 14 sick and two hospitalized.
Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. J.M. Smucker Co. announced that it voluntarily recalled some Jif-branded peanut butter products due to possible salmonella contamination.
The company said that jars with batch numbers 1274425 to 2140425 have been recalled and should be discarded.
Jif sells its products in retail stores throughout the United States.
The states that have reported salmonella cases are Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.