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Jif peanut butter products recalled after salmonella link

A recall of several Jif peanut butter products has been issued due to a possible salmonella outbreak, officials said.

Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, reduced-fat peanut butters, among other varieties of the product, have been linked to a 12-state salmonella outbreak that has left 14 sick, including two hospitalized, according to the Center for Disease Control.

On Friday, JM Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall of more than 50 Jif peanut butter products due to potential salmonella contamination. The jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 have been recalled and should be discarded, according to the company.

States reporting salmonella cases include Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The outbreak has been linked to a JM Smucker Company facility in Lexington, Kentucky, the Food and Drug Administration said.

A recall of several Jif peanut butter Jif products has been issued.
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Jars of peanuts for sale at the Publix supermarket.
Jif’s creamy, crunchy, natural, reduced-fat peanut butters, among other varieties of the product, have been linked to an outbreak of salmonella.
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Salmonella, a bacterium, can cause a disease known as salmonellosis. Side effects of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 450 people in the country die each year from salmonellosis.

According to the FDA, people generally begin to experience symptoms 12 to 72 hours after contact with the bacteria. Most infected people recover in four to seven days and do not need medical treatment.

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The JM Smucker Co. announced Friday a voluntary recall of more than 50 Jif peanut butter products.
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With post wires