Jif® peanut butter has been recalled in 12 states due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause life-threatening food poisoning leading to severe illness or hospitalization.
The manufacturer of Jif, J.M. Smucker Co., announced the voluntary recall of select Jif products sold in the U.S. on May 20, 2022. The recall includes products with lot code numbers between 1274425 and 2140425 – only if the first seven digits end with 425 – with the following 12 states reporting salmonella outbreaks from Jif peanut butter: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. However, consumers in every state should check to ensure Jif peanut butter products with these lot code numbers are not in their home.
If you have a jar of Jif peanut butter included in the recall, you should dispose of it immediately and wash or sanitize any surfaces of your home that may have come into contact with peanut butter, according to the CDC.
Our food safety attorneys are investigating recent outbreaks of salmonella across the U.S. on behalf of food poisoning victims.
If you or a loved one has been affected by salmonella poisoning, contact us immediately. There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless we win.
Symptoms Of Salmonella Food Poisoning
Symptoms of salmonella food poisoning include:
- Abdominal Cramps
- Blood in the stool
Pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer more serious illnesses as a result of salmonella contamination. Vegetables, meat, dairy products, and processed foods can be contaminated with bacteria.
Causes Of Salmonella Food Poisoning
The most common source of illness is food contaminated with the feces of infected people or animals. People who come into contact with stool need only pick up a few cells of Salmonella bacterium to become infected.
Other foods most commonly effected by Salmonella include:
- Raw meat, poultry, and seafood. Feces may contaminate raw meat and poultry during the butchering process. Seafood may be contaminated if harvested from contaminated water.
- Raw eggs. While an egg’s shell may seem to be a perfect barrier to contamination, some infected chickens produce eggs that contain salmonella before the shell is even formed. Raw eggs are used in homemade versions of mayonnaise and hollandaise sauce.
- Fruits and vegetables. Some fresh produce, especially imported varieties, may be hydrated in the field or washed during processing with water contaminated with salmonella. Contamination also can occur in the kitchen, when juices from raw meat and poultry come into contact with uncooked foods such as salads.
Companies that handle food are required to take measures to prevent and detect contamination before food is sold to consumers. When that does not happen, people get sick. It is our job to hold these negligent companies accountable for selling contaminated food.
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Food poisoning settlements should compensate those affected for serious complications such as meningitis (brain infection), sepsis, heart damage, pancreatitis, and severe colitis.
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