By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe
The FDA and CDC have announced an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses linked to popular Jif brand peanut butter. So far, 14 people are sick in this Jif Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak. Two people have been hospitalized, and thankfully, no one has died.
FDA conducted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis on an environmental sample collected at the Lexington, KY, J.M. Smucker Company facility in 2010. The analysis shows that this 2010 environmental sample matches the strain causing illnesses in this current outbreak.
Shortly after the outbreak announcement, Jif’s manufacturer, J. M. Smucker Co., issued a recall of certain products potentially linked to the outbreak. The full list, with product codes and pictures, of the affected products can be found here.
FDA’s investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.
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