June 8, 2022 -- The list of recalled consumer products made with Jif peanut butter keeps growing.
J.M. Smucker Company has now recalled multiple Jif brand peanut butter types, including creamy, crunchy, natural, and reduced fat. The list of recalled products includes peanut butter cup ice cream, protein power snacks, peanut butter cups, chicken salad, and Walmart-branded fudge, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled Jif products have lot code numbers 1274425 – 2140425 and with the first seven digits ending in 425. The products were manufactured in Lexington, Ky.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 16 people in 12 states have been made sick from salmonella-tainted products since the recall was announced last month. Two people were hospitalized.
The peanut butter was also sold in other countries including Canada, Japan, Korea and Thailand, CBS News reports.
The CDC says people should not eat any recalled foods and should them out or return them to point of purchase.
“Peanut butter can have a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it has not been recalled,” the CDC says.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps starting six hours to six days after ingesting the bacteria. Most people recover without treatment within a week, so it’s possible more people have been affected by this outbreak than reported.
It can be serious or even fatal to children and others, including people over 65 or those with a weakened immune system.
About 13 million Americans are infected every year, the CDC says: About 26,500 are hospitalized and 420 die.
“We apologize for the concern this will create,” Jif said online. “Please know our number one priority is to deliver safe, quality products to our consumers.”
To reach Jif or for more information, click here or call 1-800-283-8915.