Jif peanut butter recalled due to salmonella contamination
Jars of Jif peanut butter have been recalled nationwide after salmonella was found in several products, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.
A list of the exact products is available on the FDA Web site. All of the recalled peanut butter was produced at a facility in Lexington, Kentucky, North Carolina.
The peanut butter jif. (Food and Drug Administration)
An outbreak of salmonellosis has been detected in 12 states, with at least 14 people sick. Two people have been hospitalized.
Older people and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of serious illness or even death from salmonellosis. Healthier people can expect “fever, diarrhea (which can be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain,” the FDA said.
The states reporting salmonellosis cases are Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.