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One Person In Illinois Sickened From Tainted Jif Peanut Butter

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There have been 14 cases of people getting sick from certain types of Jif peanut butter are being recalled and at least one person has been sickened in Illinois. J.M. Smucker announced the recall impacts 45 different kinds of products sold nationwide because of potential salmonella contamination. Recalled products include creamy and crunchy peanut butter and peanut butter to-go packs. Those infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Sometimes it’s fatal in young children, elderly people, or those with compromised immune systems. So far 14 cases of illness reported in 12 states and 2 people hospitalized.

FDA recommends that if you have used the recalled Jif brand peanut butter that have lot code numbers 1274425 through 2140425 and the first seven digits end with 425, you should wash and sanitize surfaces and utensils that could have touched the peanut butter. If you or someone in your household ate this peanut butter and have symptoms of salmonellosis, please contact your healthcare provider. To see the the full list click here.



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