Jif peanut butter recalled due to possible Salmonella risk

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Jif peanut butter recalled due to possible Salmonella risk

Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall on Friday for select Jif peanut butter products sold in the United States because of potential Salmonella contamination.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 14 people in 12 states have reported becoming sick after eating certain Jif peanut butter products, sending two people to the hospital.

The FDA advises people in possession of those products to throw it away because of the recall of product lot code numbers 1274425 and 2140425.

Lot code numbers can be found alongside the best-if-used-by date on Jif peanut butter products.

Smucker Company says the recall affects different types of products, including creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, to-go packs of peanut butter, and more.

The data from the FDA states that the first person affected by the Salmonella outbreak became sick on February 20, and that the actual number of people affected is likely to be much higher than the 14 people currently reported.

Four out of five people who were sick reported eating different types of Jif brand peanut butter before they became ill, according to the FDA.

Salmonella, when it infects healthy people, causes symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

The infection can cause more serious symptoms in young children, as well as in elderly or frail people.