Peanut butter products recalled over possible salmonella outbreak

1 month ago

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A recall has been issued for Jif Peanut products after several cases linked them to salmonella contamination cases across the country.

The Center for Disease Control announced Friday that Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced-fat peanut butter were responsible for a salmonella outbreak in at least 12 states.

So far, 14 cases of salmonella contamination were reported in Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, and Virginia.

The outbreak is believed to have originated in a J.M. Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be tossed away and may be salmonella poisoned, the company said in a statement.