WASHINGTON — Consumers should double check their jars of Jif peanut butter during a recall, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, low-fat peanut butter has been linked to a salmonella outbreak in 12 states that left 14 sick and two people hospitalized. Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
The J.M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall of some Jif peanut butter products on Friday for possible salmonella contamination. Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled and should be thrown away, the company said.
Jif is sold at retailers across the country. States reporting salmonella cases include Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.