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Health Canada Recalls Several Kinds Of Jif Brand Peanut Butter Due To Risk Of Salmonella

Peanut butter safe than sorry. 🥜

MTL Blog, Staff Writer
Jif brand creamy peanut butter lines a grocery store shelf.

Jif brand creamy peanut butter lines a grocery store shelf.

Health Canada has announced a recall of some Jif brand peanut butter due to possible salmonellacontamination. The company behind the spread, Smucker Foods of Canada, rolled out the recall of nearly a dozen kinds of peanut butter in cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency this weekend. An outbreak of 14 salmonella cases linked to Jif peanut butter have been recorded south of the border.

Affected products, spanning nearly a dozen kinds of peanut butter, have been sold at grocery stores across Canada, the U.S., and online:

  • Jif Squeeze Creamy Peanut Butter (375 grams)
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter Case (200 18-gram cups)
  • Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter (500 grams)
  • Jif Dark Roast Creamy Peanut Butter (1 kilogram)
  • Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter (500 grams)
  • Jif Light Creamy Peanut Butter (1 kilogram)
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter (500 grams)
  • Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter (500 grams)
  • Jif Creamy Peanut Butter (1 kilogram)
  • Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter (1 kilogram)
  • Jif TO GO Creamy Peanut Butter 8 Individual Cups (250 grams)

The product lot code range for the impacted products is 1274 425 to 2140 425.

Consumers who have products matching any of the above descriptors should dispose of them immediately or return them to the place where they were purchased.

The product lot number is outlined in red, below the best before date.The product lot number is outlined in red, below the best before date.CFIA

Food contaminated with salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant people, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems can contract serious and sometimes deadly infections.

Healthy people can get short-term symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Sometimes salmonella can result in complications, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.

If you think you have gotten sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

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