Jif peanut butter is being recalled for potential salmonella contamination
Multiple Jif peanut butter products are being recalled due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to a Lexington, Ky., manufacturing facility.
J.M. Smucker Co., the parent company for the popular peanut butter brand, issued a voluntary recall on Friday.
The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local partners are investigating the outbreak that so far spans 12 states.
Currently, 14 people have reported illnesses and two of those cases have resulted in hospitalizations, according to data provided by the CDC.
Five out of five people reported consuming peanut butter and four of the five people specifically reported consuming different varieties of Jif brand peanut
For many infected people, symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after contact and often include diarrhea
fever and abdominal cramps, according to the FDA. Most people who are infected recover within four to seven days and do not need any treatment.
More serious and severe cases can occur, though, so the FDA recommends contacting your health care provider if you believe you have been infected.