September 28, 2022
Jif peanut butter products recalled over salmonella outbreak traced to Kentucky plant

Jif’s parent company JM Smucker Co said on Friday that it was recalling the products amid safety fears connected to the outbreak, which is currently being investigated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

So far, 14 people in 12 states have been reported ill and two have been hospitalised, the FDA said. All five people who contacted the CDC  had consumed Jif peanut butter before becoming sick.

The FDA said the outbreak has been linked to the same strain of salmonella that was found in a sample taken at a  Lexington, Kentucky, facility where Jif peanut butter is produced.

“Epidemiologic evidence indicates that Jif brand peanut butter produced in the JM Smucker Company facility located in Lexington, KY, is the likely cause of illnesses in this outbreak,” the agency said.

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