On Friday, the firm behind the famous brand launched a voluntary recall of the peanut butter, advising people to discard any jars they may have at home.
A faulty roof at one of the company’s factories may have caused salmonella infection in certain jars, prompting the recall. The firm did not specify how many jars were implicated in the recall or how much merchandise was involved overall.
The FDA stated that no infections have been recorded as a consequence of this, but asked anybody who has purchased jars to dispose of them promptly.
Consumers who bought these items should not eat them, according to the firm, since they might make them sick. Anyone who has purchased these goods should immediately destroy them or return them to their local merchant for a refund.
“We apologize for the concern this will create,” the company wrote in an unsigned statement. “Please know our number one priority is to deliver safe, quality products to our consumers. When there is any potential issue we act swiftly, as we have in this instance.”
Since the epidemic began in September, more than 700 people have been infected by salmonella related to raw peanuts or peanut butter. Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia are the states most hit.
All “Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread” with a code on the lid beginning with 2111 through 2417 and best by dates from September 2108 to December 2108 is being recalled. The jars were offered at Walmart and other shops around the United States.
On February 15, 2019, Jif peanut butter was recalled because it contains salmonella bacteria. This recall includes all varieties of Jif peanut butter sold in the U.S., including creamy and crunchy varieties with an expiration date of September 2020 or earlier.