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Jif peanut butter products recalled in Canada due to salmonella risk

Some products of peanut butter have been recalled in Canada because of possible salmonella contamination.

American manufacturer J. M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary safety recall on Saturday of 11 types of Jif products sold in Canada, including creamy, light, crunchy and dark roast creamy peanut butter.

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The company, which is issuing the recall in cooperation with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, said jars with lot codes ranging from 1274425 to 2140425 should be disposed of immediately.

The Canadian recall comes after a salmonella outbreak linked to Jif peanut butter resulted in 14 people falling ill, with two hospitalizations, in the United States.

The U.S. salmonella cases were reported in 12 states, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

Four of five sick people reported eating different types of Jif brand peanut butter before getting sick, the CDC said. So far, no illnesses have been reported in Canada.

The U.S. recall issued Friday includes roughly 50 Jif peanut butter products.

SALMONELLA OUTBREAK: Check your home for recalled Jif brand peanut butter. If you have recalled peanut butter, throw it away. Don’t eat it.https://t.co/XgxvMICvUY pic.twitter.com/2iw3js7HvI

— CDC (@CDCgov) <a href=«https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1528086960203517952?ref_src=» https: globalnews.ca>May 21, 2022

J. M. Smucker Co. said it was coordinating a thorough investigation into the matter in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine appropriate steps.

“We apologize for the concern this will create. Please know our number one priority is to deliver safe, quality products to our consumers,” the

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Some products of peanut butter have been recalled in Canada because of possible salmonella contamination.
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