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Costco, Walmart, and Other Stores Just Pulled More of This Peanut Butter From Shelves

Over a dozen people have fallen ill from salmonella.

Costco, Walmart, and many other stores across the nation are currently pulling Jif peanut butter from their shelves due to a recent Salmonella outbreak.

The recalled products have been sold in stores across the U.S. as well as in Canada, where the peanut butter is now also being pulled from the shelves out of caution. As of yet, no illnesses have been confirmed in Canada since the posting of the recall notice yesterday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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In the United States, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 14 people across 12 states have been infected with Salmonella from the peanut butter.

Salmonella is a dangerous organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who are infected with Salmonella often experience fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

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The Food and Drug Administration has expressed concern that consumers may have unused portions of the tainted peanut butter in their pantries. The agency is advising consumers to check their pantry for the recalled peanut butter.

The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside the best-if-used-by date.

To view a full list of affected products put out by The J.M. Smucker Co., which owns and manufactures Jif, click here.

The affected products include popular favorites among children and adults alike such as the squeezable Jif packages, the creamy peanut butter variety, and the crunchy peanut butter variety.

Anyone who may have eaten the recalled product and developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. If you've fallen ill, you should tell your doctor about the recent exposure to the bacteria because special tests are required to accurately diagnose and treat salmonellosis.

In October of last year, hundreds of people across the United States were sickened in a salmonella outbreak linked to imported onions. Last summer, 31 people were sickened after eating hydroponic lettuce.

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Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is the weekend editor for Eat This, Not That! and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more