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J. M. Smucker Co. issued a voluntary recall on Saturday over select Jif peanut butter products sold in the U.S. and in Canada due to potential salmonella contamination.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they are investigating reports of at least 14 people who have become sick from the products across 12 states, while two were hospitalized no deaths have been reported.
The recalled peanut butter products have been distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. States reporting salmonella cases include Illinois and Missouri.
If you have any variety of Jif peanut butter, look at the area on the peanut butter jar where it says “best-if-used by” date on the label. Right below that, you’ll see a series of numbers. Those are the lot codes. Recalled products are those with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425.
It is recommended by the FDA that those in possession of these possibly contaminated products should dispose of them immediately.